Americans discard an estimated 68 POUNDS of clothing a year, while buying 10 pounds of recycled clothes
About 99 percent of what is thrown away can be recycled.
1 out of 5 Americans shops resale. That’s about 64 million. But that’s a low percentage compared to the rest of the world.
Worldwide about 80% of people buy, use, and wear secondhand goods.
10.5 million tons of clothing is sent to landfills every year.
The U.S. textile recycling industry consists of about 2,000 companies
They provide about 17,000 jobs and account for gross sales of $700 million every year.
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