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What lies beneath the world's most polluted river

This Indonesian river is considered the world's most polluted, and the textile industry is to blame. French journalist Martin Boudot went to Indonesia, along with several scientists, to determine the cause of this pollution. His revelations, among others, have helped raise awareness. He tells Brut Nature about his investigation.

06/06/2019 6:21 AM
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  • Lena D.
    06/06/2019 06:46

    We need this, world wide.

  • Carol K.
    06/06/2019 06:56

    That’s why I have vowed not to buy clothes for a year or maybe more! I have too many as most of us do.

  • Carol K.
    06/06/2019 07:01

    Brilliant outcome!

  • Vikas S.
    06/06/2019 07:21

    Yeah we should go with organic colour for colouring

  • Giejesh S.
    06/06/2019 07:32

    Fashion industry is the most pollutant industry creating sweat shops the companies that fall under list are all Eco certified but not in outsourcing country these brands should be levied huge penalties.Appreciate such Whistle blower bringing to limelight.

  • Steven M.
    06/06/2019 07:36

    This is so upsetting

  • Medona M.
    06/06/2019 08:00

    Environmental activists prefer to attack Mcdonald's instead of the fashion industry.

  • Juanita S.
    06/06/2019 08:13

    PROTEST THESE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES

  • David M.
    06/06/2019 09:46

    Along with Widodo and his government!

  • Lulu C.
    06/06/2019 10:24

    Will humanity learn to respect the environment before we bring about our own demise?

  • Emmanuelle C.
    06/06/2019 10:44

    💕

  • Elizabeth C.
    06/06/2019 12:46

    Support Canadian made clothing. We need to send the massage cheap imported clothing is not worth the hazard to the global enviroment.

  • Gonzalo I.
    06/06/2019 14:12

    4.000 L

  • Jeff B.
    06/06/2019 15:04

    FUCKING FOOLS KILLING OUR PLANET ! 🌎

  • Jody S.
    06/06/2019 16:16

    I dont know what to eat or wear anymore.

  • Sandra A.
    06/06/2019 16:35

    Educating people about how the environment gets polluted is the first step. People can make responsible choices to save rather than harm our environments.

  • Sandra A.
    06/06/2019 16:36

    Would be good to know if outsiders owned those clothing companies..?

  • Oleksii K.
    06/06/2019 17:31

    The ideology of consumerism a source well being should be the past

  • Jesse H.
    06/06/2019 23:22

    I wonder if this would be happening if the people were self-sufficient and there was no demand for the textiles outside of Indonesia.

  • Jesse H.
    06/06/2019 23:24

    For export. The machine driving the pollution isn't even in Indonesia. I know the textiles are being bought for dirt cheap too.