Council for Textile Recycling targets zero landfilling

United States: America’s Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) has created a new website in order to promote its latest objective - improving on the meagre total of 15% of post-consumer textile waste that is recycled domestically every year.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, an average of 1.73 billion kg of post-consumer textile waste per annum ends up at American recycling facilities while 85% of the material meets a less desirable fate in places like landfills.

CTR Chairman Eric Stubin hopes the website, with its slogan urging people to ‘wear, donate, recycle’, will help better educate US citizens about the reality of textile waste, and that by 2037 all post-consumer textiles will have completely disappeared from already-crowded landfills.

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