Clean jeans.

The Washington Post breaks down all of the reasons why making blue jeans can be such a climate problem, from the water used in the dying process to the emissions associated with growing the cotton.

Recycling always seems to be more complicated than we would like to think. Perfect example from this story: For the fabric in old jeans to be recycled, all of the metal components have to be removed.

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Cat Clifford

Senior Science and Economics Correspondent