By Conor McGinn
To combat the rapid rate of Carbon Emissions in the fossil fuel industry specifically, India’s G20 committee has promoted the “One Earth, One Family, One Future” campaign that is seeking to promote eco-friendliness. In recent weeks, the Committee made a large step in this by the advancement and innovation of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR). SMRs are the environmentally friendly substitute for energy sources that power factories, buildings, and infrastructure through nuclear foundations. Power Plants are something more familiar to people around the world, as they are seen in many places and are hard to miss, but they are also very expensive and occupy a lot. In turn, these advancements in SMRs, can help produce clean energy in the many lines of production while also being rapidly built and installed around the world. You might be asking yourself what the point of all of this is. Why would I care about an advancement in the engineering world that I won’t have much say over, right? Well, the SMRs are highly adaptable to all industries and distribution markets, making them both ecologically safe and financially convenient. So all areas of business that require production plants can use these as a method of creating products with safe business practices. Particularly, the Fashion Industry.
Experts say that with how rapidly the fashion industry has been producing and consuming, it would take 1.1 billion metric tons of CO2 replacement to reach the 1.5 degree increase agreed upon at the Paris agreement. And that would be an improvement, as the Fashion Industry is one of the largest environmentally toxic producers in the entire world responsible for 10% of the global Carbon Emissions productions each year. If buyers and markets push for a more sustainable source of production with the installation of SMRs like India's health team for the Southeast Asia G20 committee, then a large portion of carbon emissions and toxic waste can be spared without any major changes to the manufacturing and distribution of fashion around the world. It’s a win-win, it’s just not embraced yet.
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