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Emissions from clothing sold in Japan total over 95 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, with most of that total resulting from the manufacturing process overseas, a government estimate has shown.

The process of manufacturing and transporting clothes is estimated to produce 90.09 million tons of carbon dioxide, or 94.6% of the total, according to the Environment Ministry. Of the 819,000 tons of garments supplied to the Japanese market in 2020, 799,000 tons, or about 98%, was imported from overseas.

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