About The Campaign
Australia’s Textile Waste Issue
The average Aussie purchases 27kg of new clothing and textiles every year, and discards 23kg into landfill1. This contributes to the 6000kg of clothing and textile waste being discarded into landfill every 10 minutes2, putting Australia as the second largest consumer of textiles per person in the world, after the US3. A large amount of this textile waste is composed of synthetic materials that are non-degradable, meaning that they take hundreds of years to break down and continue to release damaging carbon emissions in the process4.