Sustainability In Textiles Quiz

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Sustainability Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What fabric uses the least amount of water in its production?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      100% Organic cotton

    • C. 

      Polyester

    • D. 

      Recycled PET Polyester

  • 2. 
    How much less ozone depletion (in percent) occurs if a consumer washes then hang dries their clothes, compared to a typical washer and dryer scenario?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      98%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      82%

  • 3. 
    Which phase of a textiles lifecycle releases the most greenhouse gasses?
    • A. 

      Transportation

    • B. 

      Disposal

    • C. 

      Manufacturing

    • D. 

      Consumer

  • 4. 
    Which ways can a consumer can reduce their clothing footprint?
    • A. 

      Always using the washer and dryer

    • B. 

      Buying clothes made from post-consumer blends

    • C. 

      Buying garments that are 100% cotton

    • D. 

      Buying from locally made brands

    • E. 

      Buying clothes made from post-consumer blends and Buying from locally made brands

  • 5. 
    Which pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, social) does the textile industry negatively impact?
    • A. 

      Social

    • B. 

      Economic

    • C. 

      Environmental

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How many gallons of water does it take to produce one kg of virgin cotton?
    • A. 

      7,000-9,000 gallons

    • B. 

      3,000-5,000 gallons

    • C. 

      17,000-19,000 gallons

    • D. 

      10,000-12,000 gallons

  • 7. 
    How much of the textiles thrown away each year worldwide are properly recycled?
    • A. 

      15.7%

    • B. 

      33.3%

    • C. 

      10.5%

    • D. 

      20.5%

  • 8. 
    How much of the textile industry is made up out of brands or companies that employ sustainable manufacturing practices?
    • A. 

      5.5%

    • B. 

      8.3%

    • C. 

      .001%

    • D. 

      1.02%

  • 9. 
    How much of the worldwide water pollution comes from the textile industry?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      35%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 10. 
    Which part of a typical washer dryer cycle uses more energy and emits more carbon emissions?
    • A. 

      Washer

    • B. 

      Dryer

  • 11. 
    Which of the four fabrics has the lowest environmental footprint?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      PET Polyester

    • C. 

      Tencel

    • D. 

      Polyester

  • 12. 
    Which factor is the most influential for why consumers currently select sustainable brands?
    • A. 

      Product is better for the environment

    • B. 

      Product is organic

    • C. 

      Packaging is better for the environment

    • D. 

      Manufacturer treats employees and suppliers fairly

  • 13. 
    What is the percentage of the consumer base that always takes into consideration the eco aspects of their garments?
    • A. 

      7%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      1%

    • D. 

      3%

  • 14. 
    How can consumers help promote supply chain transparency?
    • A. 

      Buying garments that meet environmental certifications

    • B. 

      Purchasing garments from big box retailers

    • C. 

      Buying garments made locally or made in the USA

    • D. 

      Buying garments that meet environmental certifications and Buying garments that meet environmental certifications

  • 15. 
    Which fabrics can be upcycled (turned into new fabric of equal quality) at the end of life?
    • A. 

      PET Polyester

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Wool

    • D. 

      Polyester

    • E. 

      PET Polyester and Polyester

  • 16. 
    How much of the municipal solid waste worldwide comes from textiles?
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 17. 
    On average how much do consumers spend on garments/apparel per year?
    • A. 

      $3,000

    • B. 

      $1,200

    • C. 

      $2,000

    • D. 

      $1,700

  • 18. 
    In 2007, among those countries studied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the Philippines had the lowest compensation costs among those countries studied. How low was their compensation (In USD)
    • A. 

      $3.00 Per Hour

    • B. 

      $0.88 Per Hour

    • C. 

      $1.50 Per Hour

    • D. 

      $2.20 Per Hour

  • 19. 
    On average how many tons of water can a Chinese factory use to dye one ton of fabric?
    • A. 

      50 tons

    • B. 

      100 tons

    • C. 

      200 tons

    • D. 

      300 tons

  • 20. 
    1. How much of a % does pesticides used for cotton makeup of the worldwide insecticide market?
      1. 10%
      2. 15%
      3. 25%
      4. 35%
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      35%