Alumna talks about the positive impact of buying used clothing

Marissa Jablonski (‘15 PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, ’09 MS Civil & Environmental Engineering) discussed the impact of buying used clothes, with TMJ-4. Jablonski is executive director of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin.

“When you think about the production of a new T-shirt, it uses about 2,700 liters of water,” Jablonski said. “I think in the U.S. we’re decreasing the stigma of buying used clothes, finally, because we are such mass consumers. And it’s helping decrease our water energy, impact on planet earth.” More.