The UK and Ireland could save around €3.4billion (£3billion per year from the cost of the resources we use to make and clean clothes if we changed the way we supplied, used and disposed of clothing. This would reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing consumption by 10-20% each. Being part of the Wrap 2020 Commitment we aim to reduce our own and help others to reduce their environmental footprints
350,000 tonnes, that’s around €163 million (£140 million) worth of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK and Ireland every year
This equates to more than 30% of our unwanted clothing currently goes to landfill.
57% of people say they recycle their textiles with 41% of people saying they’re not aware of recycling facilities for textiles
More than 60% of householders in the UK say they have unwanted clothes and textiles stored in their homes. And we have the perfect solution for them. Look out for our charity clothes bags or call for an individual pick up and know that your unwanted clothes will benefit UK charities and the planet in one, hassle free collection.
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