Textile reuse and recycling in Victoria

Last Modified: Mon Sep 26 2016 09:33:57 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 129,000 tonnes
    of textile waste generated in Victoria in 2013/14. Victoria’s textile waste includes discarded clothing (including uniforms), end-of-life furniture and manufacturing offcuts.
  • 3,000 tonnes
    of this waste was recovered, representing a recovery rate of just 2%.
  • 95%
    of textile waste can be recycled or reused.
  • 126,000 tonnes
    of textile waste that is sent to landfill therefore represents a considerable opportunity for investors.