How Your Organic Cotton bag

may be just as detrimental to

the environment than Regular Cotton.

While organic cotton derives from untreated seeds, some of the natural pesticides bring just as much harm to the environment as the harsh chemicals utilised to create genetically modified synthetic cotton. It unfortunately produces lower yields. Thus, resulting in more land having to be used as well as an estimated 2,500 litres of water just to make one t-shirt. That is double what is required from synthetic cotton. The Aral sea in Central Asia distinctly validates this, as it shrank to a measly 10% of its original volume through decades of producing both organic and synthetic cotton.

However, Synthetic cotton has its own cons to keep in mind. As reported by The Guardian, synthetic cotton heavily relies on chemicals for production. Resulting in ecosystems being destroyed, instead of replenishing soils like organic cotton, and requiring more than double the amount of energy to produce. Researchers at the university of California shockingly discovered that synthetic cotton releases 1.7 grams of microfibres within each wash. Resulting in the fibres traveling to wastewater treatment plants and where 40% of them end up in oceans, lakes and rivers. Microfibers are deadly to the food chain as it poisons it, while being consumed by fish and other animals. Microfibres are plastic, and so have the capability to bioaccumulate. Thus, applying toxins within animals even higher up in the food chain.

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