Monday, February 03, 2020
ECO-DISASTER AMID KANSAS CITY STAR FRONT PAGE TRIBUTE PRICE SPIKE & CHIEFS SUPER BOWL VICTORY FAST FASHION BANDWAGON MERCH RUN!!!
The newspaper added a couple of bucks to it's cover price today as part of a "commemorative" front page . . .
The dead-tree edition might or might not be worth it but isn't any less or more valuable than all of the overpriced merch that's currently flying off store shelves:
Chiefs fans wait hours for Super Bowl champion gear
To be fair, overall there seems to be a trickle down effect for the moment according to some sources . . .
Chiefs Super Bowl victory economic win for Kansas City
However, one of our environmentally conscious readers sends this note . . .
"The Super Bowl is an ecological disaster for Kansas City. We have fans buying textile products and paper that damage our planet and pollute the world. They're doing it without any idea of the harmful waste they're creating. Please share this link on the environmental impact that all of this Super Bowl hysteria is creating. I know people want to join the celebration but please just wear a red sweater you already own, don't buy this junk . . . It's all just killing the planet . . ."
The link and info in question:
By the Numbers: The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of “Fast Fashion”
How to kick your addiction to fast fashion and save the planet
Environmental impact of paper
The psychological, economic, and social costs of air pollution
The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.
Want to save the planet? Start with your closet.
It's a nice thought that people want to save the planet amid the Super Bowl party but the reality is that fans don't seem to care about anything other than hoping aboard this historic bandwagon despite the consequences of environmental damage.
You decide . . .