Textile Recycling Facts and figures

  • In the UK alone about 1 million tonnes of textiles are discarded every year.
  • If all the textiles that are thrown away in one year were compressed together, you could build a solid tower, the same width and three times the height of Canary Wharf Tower, the largest building in Britain!
  • More than 1.5 billion gallons of oil are used every year in the UK to manufacture clothing.
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