Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Environmental Impacts of Not Recycling

 20 percent – The average amount of global industrial water pollution that can be tied to garment manufacturing. (World Resources Institute). 

 85 percent – The percentage of water used in textile processing that goes into dying the fabrics, which, in many cases, leads to run off, thereby polluting nearby water sources. (Cotton, Inc.). 

 1.3 trillion gallons – The amount of water used each year for fabric dyeing alone. (World Resources Institute). 

 

2866 gallons - How much water it takes to grow and make 1 pair of Jeans.

 

2575 gallons - the water required to grow and make a Single bed sheets


718 gallons - the water required to grow and make 1 T-shirt.

 http://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report18.pdf 


 15.1 million tons - of textile waste was generated in 2013, of which 12.8 million tons were discarded.  National disposal cost average is $45 ton. 


 https://edgexpo.com/fashion-industry-waste-statistics/ 

Benefits of Recycling

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Reduce Greenhouse Gases

 

EVERY 100 MILLION POUNDS of clothes has an effect on the environment equivalent to removing 26,000-35,000 cars from the road and the gases emitted from them

Save Landfill Space

Every Year, 12 Million tons of clothes end up in landfills. Recycling clothes keeps landfill costs down for cities, thereby increasing their available budget for other municipal needs. 

Conserve Energy

An extraordinary amount of water and electricity is saved, improving our ecosystem!

Generate New Materials

Even the very old and stained clothes could be recycled into:

  • Wiping Rags
  • Insulation
  • Yarn
  • Paper

Help Developing Countries

There is a great demand for used clothing around the world and the clothes provide a reliable source of income for business owners and their families.