Facts on Clothes Recycling
Take a look at these fascinating facts about textile recycling in the UK.
Every year in the UK, around 336,000 tonnes of clothing are sent to landfill, which is equivalent to the weight of over 1,000 Boeing 747 airplanes.
Textile recycling not only reduces waste but also conserves resources such as water, energy, and raw materials.
More than 60% of households in the UK have clothes and textiles that they no longer need.
In the UK, 1 in 3 consumers have never recycled their clothes or textiles.
The UK is the largest consumer of new clothes in Europe, with an estimated 1.7 million tonnes purchased every year.
The UK government has set a target to reduce the amount of textile waste going to landfill by 70% by 2030.
Recycling one tonne of textiles can save 4.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The average lifespan of a piece of clothing in the UK is just 2.2 years.