Did you know that the fashion industry produces up to 100 billion garments annually and as much as 92 million tonnes of clothing is in landfills? Almost 60% of clothing material is made of plastic and synthetic fibres, all of which cannot be recycled!
In learning all this, the Emmanuel Enviro Team wanted to work towards reducing textile waste by running our first Clothing Drive last week. It was a massive success, with most donated items going to a new home. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us, and for contributing to reducing textile waste!
You can also make a difference by shopping at second-hand clothing stores instead of buying new.