Carbon Footprints: Various Approaches to Clothing Care and Maintenance Practices Among Tertiary Students in Ghana
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 11-19
Received: Aug. 8, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 20, 2018; Published: Sep. 13, 2018
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Joana Akweley Zanu, Department of Fashion Designing and Textiles Studies, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana
Rebecca Lartey, Department of Fashion Designing and Textiles Studies, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana
Gloria Adablah, Department of Fashion Designing and Textiles Studies, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana
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The current study investigated the existing patterns of student laundry application. It distinguishes the environmental implications of these practices. Thus, the explanatory research design was adopted due to the nature of the study as there was the need to compare and analyse the responses from standardised questionnaires through the use of descriptive and inferential statistics which fit well into the explanatory survey design. This study hence adopted the quantitative methodology. The sample used for this study were tertiary students in Ghana. Convenience sampling method was used to select 150 students from four tertiary institutions and administered with questionnaires. The major findings of the study demonstrate that tertiary students are fully aware of the assertion that carbon footprint is something that leads to global warming and accepts that shaking, brushing and airing of clothes can be considered as an approach to clothing care and maintenance. They also appreciate that practising dry cleaning of clothes by the use of grease absorbents without the use of water should be considered as an approach to clothing care and maintenance. It was concluded that practicing dry cleaning of clothes by the use of grease absorbents without the use of water must be considered as an approach to clothing care and maintenance in tertiary institutions in Ghana.
Keywords
Carbon Footprints, Clothes, Greenhouse Gas, Detergents
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Joana Akweley Zanu, Rebecca Lartey, Gloria Adablah, Carbon Footprints: Various Approaches to Clothing Care and Maintenance Practices Among Tertiary Students in Ghana, Science, Technology & Public Policy. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 11-19. doi: 10.11648/j.stpp.20180201.13
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