With fast fashion on the rise, textile consumption has been steadily increasing, leaving many wondering what happens to our clothes once we’re done with them? In 2018 Americans generated 17 million tons of textile waste, an average of 81 lbs per person. Out of that waste, 11.3 million tons were landfilled, and 2.5 million were recycled. With textile waste – and recycling – growing, NRC has received grant funds from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy for 2023 to produce a report on the state of textile recycling in Nebraska.
In 2023 NRC:
- Hosted an Earth Day Clothing Swap
- Will compile data on current recycling methods
- Will conduct interviews with experts and stakeholders
- Produced a report on the state of textile recycling in Nebraska
Interested in talking with NRC about textile waste?
Contact Program Director Maddie Ferber ([email protected])