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85% of all discarded textiles are sent to U.S. land fills every year, that's 13 MILLION tons...only 15% are DONATED
70 lbs - is the amount of clothing, shoes and textiles that the average person throws away per year.
Between 1999 and 2009, the PCTW* grew 40% to 25.4 billion pounds and is expected to reach 35.4 billion pounds by 2019
*post consumer textile waste: clothing, shoes, accessories, towels, bedding
The Council's goal is to achieve 0% textile waste going to landfills by 2037.
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(Data from EPA 2009 Federal MSW Waste Study)