Climate benefits of organic cotton
Switching to organic cotton could reduce the global warming impact of cotton production by 46% compared to non-organic cotton. Organic cotton would also reduce consumption of scarce fresh water by over 90% and energy use by over 60%.
These numbers were published in a recent report Cool Cotton – Cotton and Climate Change by the Soil Association.
Cotton has been called the world’s dirtiest crop, owing to its heavy use of insecticides and water, high GHG emissions, and land use.
Download the full report Cool Cotton – Cotton and Climate Change or read Soil Association’s press release.