How to reduce waste through circularity
87% of global textiles end up incinerated or in landfill. Extending a product’s life span through care and maintenance goes some way to easing this, but finding a second life for products you’re done with is crucial in reducing textile waste.
If a product is no longer wanted but is still usable, consider reselling, swapping or donating it to avoid adding to landfill waste.
If a product reaches a point of disrepair, try using the textile for other purposes. This could include making rags for cleaning around the house or using it for craft projects like quilting.
If a product can't be fixed, upcycled, sold, shared or given away, it should be recycled at a textile recycling bank. Do not dispose of textiles in a household bin.
Check with local authorities to find the nearest textile recycling point.
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