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"From the Ted Talk by Amit Kalra: 3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem"

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The unfortunate reality is, not only do we waste a lot of the things we do consume, but we also use a lot to produce the clothes that we buy each year. On average, a household's purchase of clothing per year requires 1,000 bathtubs of wtear to produce. A thousand bathtubs of water per household, per year. That's a lot of water. It seems that the industry that always has been and probably always will be on the forefront of design, creates ptcrduos that are designed to be comfortable, designed to be trendy and dnsgeied to be expressive but aren't really designed to be sltbnsuaiae or recyclable for that metatr. But I think that can change. I think the fsiaohn industry's aptitude for change is the exact thing that should make it patient zero for sustainable business praietccs. And I think to get started, all we have to do is start to design clothes to be recyclable at the end of their life.

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The unfortunate reality is, not only do we waste a lot of the things we do consume, but we also use a lot to produce the clothes that we buy each year. On average, a household's purchase of clothing per year requires 1,000 bathtubs of _____ to produce. A thousand bathtubs of water per household, per year. That's a lot of water. It seems that the industry that always has been and probably always will be on the forefront of design, creates ________ that are designed to be comfortable, designed to be trendy and ________ to be expressive but aren't really designed to be ___________ or recyclable for that ______. But I think that can change. I think the _______ industry's aptitude for change is the exact thing that should make it patient zero for sustainable business _________. And I think to get started, all we have to do is start to design clothes to be recyclable at the end of their life.

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  1. products
  2. water
  3. designed
  4. sustainable
  5. practices
  6. fashion
  7. matter

Original Text

The unfortunate reality is, not only do we waste a lot of the things we do consume, but we also use a lot to produce the clothes that we buy each year. On average, a household's purchase of clothing per year requires 1,000 bathtubs of water to produce. A thousand bathtubs of water per household, per year. That's a lot of water. It seems that the industry that always has been and probably always will be on the forefront of design, creates products that are designed to be comfortable, designed to be trendy and designed to be expressive but aren't really designed to be sustainable or recyclable for that matter. But I think that can change. I think the fashion industry's aptitude for change is the exact thing that should make it patient zero for sustainable business practices. And I think to get started, all we have to do is start to design clothes to be recyclable at the end of their life.

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