Module 1: The Scale of Textile Pollution
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Explore how textile waste generation is increasing.
Examine how textile waste reaches the Global South.
Describe where textiles end up when they are disposed.
Identify regions receiving the most textile waste.
How much textile waste is there?
Where does textile waste go?
of textile waste is sent to landfills in the U.S.
of textile waste is sent to incinerators in the U.S.
of textile waste is recycled in the U.S. or sent abroad
Where do donated clothes go?
How much used clothing does the U.S. ship abroad?
Source: UN Comtrade