Each piece of clothing in the Aftermath sculpture represents 30.8 million pounds of clothes...

Together the 1,105 pieces of clothing in the sculpture represent the 34 billion pounds of textile waste that were generated in the U.S. in 2018.

Where does textile waste go?

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66%

of textile waste is sent to landfills in the U.S.

19%

of textile waste is sent to incinerators in the U.S.

15%

of textile waste is recycled in the U.S. or sent abroad

Where does textile waste go?

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66%

of textile waste is sent to landfills in the U.S.

19%

of textile waste is sent to incinerators in the U.S.

15%

of textile waste is recycled in the U.S. or sent abroad

Interested in learning more?

Textile Waste Facts is a free 30-minute course developed by the Aftermath Learning Lab about textile waste and environmental justice. In the modules, you will explore solutions to textile waste and create your own personal action plan.