I paraphrase, of course. It's wire hangers that are the evil things.
Why again? We pretty much used them all the time. I cannot even recall when plastic hangers came into being. Or why. Oh - because they are convenient, probably. I don't notice them to give that "Hanger Shoulder" nub-thing any less than metal. How about wood? Wooden hangers seemed fairly kind to clothes, if not trees. Don't like to sacrifice the trees? Well, how about bamboo?
The problem is, it doesn't matter if we phase out those stupid plastic things right now (though we should anyway), all those billions will still be right here. Going nowhere. Useful for nothing.
When a plastic hanger breaks, that's pretty much it. Trash. Landfill. Ocean.
Cedar hangers. Those were nice.
I, like most people, have that closet full of these. I'm changing over as I can. I'll give them away so at least whomever receives them doesn't have to buy new ones. Maybe someday we'll find a use for them. I mean, I doubt it, but maybe.
When you think about all the homes across the country with all the people and all the clothes and then all the stores with all the clothes... it's kid of staggering.
Think about it.