USAgain (pronounced “use-again”) has released an info-graphic illustrating how many pounds of textiles Americans trash every year. Pulling information from the EPA as well as running a 1,500 people survey, the green for-profit enterprise claims that 11 million tons of clothing end up in landfills each year. The recycling firm works to reduce textile waste by providing thousands of convenient locations across the US where we can drop off our gently used clothes and shoes any time of the day, any day of the year. By putting them back in the use cycle we conserve precious natural resources, prevent greenhouse gas emissions and save landfill space. We at CRAiLAR think it’s not only important that we make a concerted effort to recycle our fashion by-products but also that we buy clothing that is sourced and manufactured sustainably.
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