Impact of Second Hand Clothing Waste in Ghana

  • Ayushee Priya
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  • Ayushee Priya

    Student at KIIT School of Law, KIIT-DU, Bhubaneswar, India

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Fast-fashion is a clothing designs that are cheap, trendy and quick. Fast-fashion industry has expanded rapidly over the years and generated thousands of jobs for the people of Ghana but it has also turned Ghana into a toxic landfill where the journey of world’s unwanted clothing ends. The 40 percent of the second hand clothing from the western world arriving in Ghana are unacceptable and results in complete waste. The accumulated textile waste washes into the ocean bed and chokes the aquatic life creating enormous environmental impact. The people of Ghana are enforced to live such waste which is turning their life miserable. This paper deals with impact of second hand clothing waste in Ghana. The paper will highlight the issue of waste accumulation in the city of Accra, the capital of Ghana and the second the hand clothing market which gives employment to the many Ghanaians for their livelihood. This paper also highlights the issue of environmental disaster it has due to the world’s unwanted clothing culture. It also highlights the effect it has on human beings in terms of child labour and forced labour. This paper altogether focuses on the issue of exploitation of human beings and environment due to the second hand clothing culture.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 1679 - 1683


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