Facts About Your Trash*

  • The average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing per year
  • Each year, 3.8 billion pounds of unnecessary waste is added to our landfills
  • Clothing and household textiles currently make up 5.2% of the waste in landfills
  • Any textile item can be recycled, even if it has been worn, torn, or stained.
  • Recycled textiles are either sold for someone else to wear or processed into fibers and turned into paper, insulation, carpet padding and other items

**According to the U.S. government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)