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Rethinking how we buy, use, and throw away clothing as textile trash piles up

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When we think about the waste we generate, chances are the kitchen trash comes to mind. But what about what's hanging in your closet? Eleven million tons of textile waste end up in U.S. landfills every year. Professor Sonali Didi studies how consumers can learn to toss less. She is an associate professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.