The following is information from the
EPA regarding textile recycling:
Just the Facts
- An estimated 12.7 million tons of textiles were generated in 2009, or 5.2 percent
of total municipal solid waste (MSW) generation.
- An estimated 13.8 percent of textiles in clothing and footwear and 17.1 percent
of items such as sheets and pillowcases was recovered for export or reprocessing
- The recovery rate for all textiles is 14.9 percent in 2009,
1.9 million tons.
That means we still have over 85% that is not recovered!
Charity Clothing Pickup is working with non profit organizations and the public
to help get this number down.
We are always looking for new programs to help people
redistribute their used textiles. If you have any suggestions for new collection
methods, we would love to hear from you! Please use the contact us form for any