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HAMBURG – A team of researchers who shadowed traders in Ghana as they opened bales of used clothing claim around half the contents were discarded as trash. Greenpeace staff spoke to key stakeholders in Ghana’s largest second-hand market, Kantamanto in Accra, including clothing traders and importers. All are powerless, the NGO told Apparel Insider, to do anything about the growing problem of ‘waste colonialism’ whereby clothing of increasingly poor quality exported to Africa’s second-hand markets.

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