The newest tidal wave of climate activism has been led by Gen Z who have become increasingly vocal in their frustrations aimed towards governments who have routinely failed them. Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s story, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the globe traded their textbooks for placards as they took to the streets in protest. We have been urged to abandon our plastic straws and reduce individual carbon footprints, but are our micro-actions truly solely to blame for the current climate crisis?
In recent years, society has become increasingly more concerned with climate change and how we often absentmindedly harm the environment in our day to day lives. Therefore, steps have been made to reduce our carbon footprint; one of which being sustainable fashion. Considering approximately 3,000 litres of water is needed to produce one cotton shirt, it is evident as to why people have become increasingly more conscious of the impact of buying brand new clothes; the rise of apps like Depop and Vinted, which allow users to sell old and unwanted clothes, reflects this progression.