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Clothing and Textile Recycling Has Major Impact on Reducing Greenhouse Gasses According to EPA and S.M.A.R.T.


Current levels of clothing and textile recycling has among the highest levels of impact on reducing greenhouse gasses according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In its report entitled: Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2011*, the EPA states clothing recycling today has an equivalent impact of removing one (1) million cars from the nation’s roads. That is more than more than five (5) times the impact of recycled yard trimmings, more than four (4) times the impact of glass recycling, more than plastics recycling and nearly the same impact as recycling aluminum.

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