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- 253 tons of textiles sent to landfill.
- Throwaway fashion grows to 30% of landfill
- Diverting cloths from landfill could save millions. In 2012 July a third of all clothes bought in the UK ended up in landfill but if they were donated for reuse or recycling they could generate 140 million in revenue.
- 55 million pounds of pesticides being used on cotton plants are some of the most toxic in the world affecting the environment, eco-systems, whole communities and still are present in the garments and we can be affected through contact.
- Using recycled cotton saves 20,000 litres of water per kilogram of cotton a water-intensive crop. (Textile Waste Diversion)
- Conventional cotton uses 55 million pounds of pesticides on cotton plants which are some of the most toxic in the world. (OTA- Organic Trade Association)
- About 15% of fabric intended for clothing ends up on the cutting room floor this waste rate has been tolerated in the industry-wide world for decades (letsrecycle.com)