Renting clothes is ‘less green than throwing them away’

Renting clothes is ‘less green than throwing them away’

Transportation and dry cleaning make it the worst green option for consumers of fashion, study finds

A study has revealed that renting clothes, long touted as one of the “answers” to fashion’s sustainability crisis, is worse for the planet than throwing them away.

The study, published by the Finnish scientific journal Environmental Research Letters assessed the environmental impact of five different ways of owning and disposing of clothing, including renting, resale and recycling.

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