Change is specifically the one thing that is constant when it comes to fashion. Since from the beginning of human civilisation, every individual is in a constant struggle to make an effort in order to look better.
With a plethora of styles in the fashion industry, every individual across the globe has gone through countless changes in their lifetime. With the growing number of innovations, the change in trend and fashion style has also been rapid.
In fact, clothing is one of the major waste contributors around the world that it starts even before you tossed it in the rubbish bin. Textile pollution happens all throughout the entire production. From the conventional farming process for fibres such as cotton that relies heavily on pesticide use, to the use of non-renewable energy sources such as crude oil.
So, the next time you declutter your closet or make space for your new fashionable items, make sure that you will dispose of your unwanted clothing responsibly. While some clothing goes to recycling operators or civic organisations as donations, a significant amount of textile waste will always end up in our landfills.
Why is it important to recycle waste clothing?
Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that approximately 500,000 tonnes of textiles and leather go to our landfills or are discarded annually.
Clothing and other textile items that landed in our landfills release greenhouse gases, leach toxins and dyes into its surrounding, soil and water. By recycling your clothing, it will significantly help our environment and the community’s health and safety through the following:
- Conserving raw materials, save water and energy use
- Reduces greenhouse emissions
- Reduces in filling up valuable space in landfills
How do disposal companies discard rubbish clothing?
Generally, most of the new clothing materials produced from synthetic fibres derived from petroleum, we, at Kurt’s Rubbish Removal, cannot compromise the safety of the public.
Instead, we foster The 2018 National Waste Policy’s fundamental principle that provides a framework for collective action to all commercial businesses, industries and individual until 2030 to:
- Avoid waste as much as possible
- To further develop resource recovery
- Expand the use of recycled material
- Establish markets for recycled products
- Improve the management material flows to benefit human health, the environment and the economy
- Promote information to support innovation, guide investment and enable informed consumer decisions.
As a last resort, if you deem the rubbish clothing unfit for recycling, then, go for the curbside waste bin or you can call Kurt’s Rubbish Removal to do the job for you. We can assure you that your waste items will go to the proper recycling facilities responsibly.
Most recycling facilities accept clothing. However, most of the clothing and textiles collected goes to a foreign country for processing. Fortunately, there are civic organisations, rubbish removal companies and hardworking individuals who willingly work to minimise the damage of textile pollution to the environment.
In 2018, Australian Circular Textile Association (ACTA), harnessed the zero textile waste philosophy and brought all together environmental groups and recycling operators in creating a viable domestic textile recycling industry.
The sphere of fashion will constantly create different styles and trends globally. Therefore, it is piquing interest in our battle with rubbish clothing items that it is–endless. By constantly educating and promoting the recycling benefits of textiles, your small efforts can go a long way.
As a consumer or end-user, there are significant steps that you can take in order to reduce the use and disposal of clothing or textile waste. If you are willing, you have the power to choose by simply changing the habit of shopping for any unnecessary clothing. Instead, look for environmentally-friendly items that are ethical and sustainable brands.
If you are looking for a responsible removalist provider, Kurt’s Rubbish Removal will provide you with the most reliable rubbish removal services in Sydney. We offer cost-effective rubbish clothing removal that is just right for you. Call us today at 0428 255 438 and experience our topnotch rubbish removal services.