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The Environmental Impact of Plastic Hangers in the UK.

956.6 Million plastic hangers purchased by brands and retailers in the fashion industry per year.

60%

of clothing sales associated with a plastic hanger.

5%

of fashion companies deliberately dispose of the plastic hangers they no longer require.

82%

of companies say that sustainability is important.

but only

15%

cite recyclability as the primary consideration for hanger selection.

80%

of hangers in retail are made of plastic

68%

of fashion companies don't know from what type of plastic their hangers are made.

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In the Luxury Clothing Sector:

50%

of these transport hangers are discarded when reaching the retail store and replaced with a display hanger.

31%

of plastic hangers are used purely for transportation from the factory to the retail store.

50%

of these transport hangers are discarded when reaching the retail store and replaced with a display hanger.

31%

of plastic hangers are used purely for transportation from the factory to the retail store.

148.2 Million

Plastic in-transit hangers are used per year.

82.6 Million

Plastic hangers are sent out in online clothing orders.

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Download the full report here:

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Research conducted by:

Emma Reed and Dr. Alana James

For further information, requests for a full copy of the report, or to interview Arch & Hook CEO Sjoerd Fauser and Dr. Alana James please contact Hooton:

+31 (0)20 261 93 88

Chelsea Papish: chelsea@hooton.co

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