We’re all making efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Fortunately, those efforts are making headway, and the overall amount of waste deposited into landfills is reducing. However, in recent years, the amount of textiles deposited into landfills is UP BY 1/3.
Each year, 2,000,000 tonnes of clothing are purchased, and 500,000 tonnes are sent to landfills. Research indicates the UK could generate over £23 million per year by recycling only 10% of its current textile waste.
Giving a second life to your unwanted clothing and household textiles not only extends their usefulness, it also generates revenues which could be used to benefit the education, health and well-being of those in our communities and conserves the finite resources involved in processing and storing post-consumer rubbish.