What is textile waste?
Textile waste is composed of discarded clothing, sheets, curtains and other items made from natural or artificial fibres. When textiles are disposed of in landfills they can pollute the environment through the production of toxic substances and greenhouse gases. In addition, finite natural resources must be consumed to then produce new textiles. Textile recycling can help with both of these issues.
Did you know?
Approximately one bin lorry of textiles is landfilled or burned every second
tonnes of textile waste is produced in the uk every year
Of the average 3.1 kg of textile waste each Briton produces each year, only 0.7 kg are recycled or reused