Let’s Do Something About This
We all have those clothes in our closets that are unwearable but we keep around because once upon a time “it looked so good.” Believe it or not, those clothes are recyclable, and now is the time to get rid of them!
The vast majority of fabric can be recycled, yet 85% of textiles made each year ends up in landfills. That’s 11.1 million tons, or the equivalent of over 70 Billion t-shirts.
Trashed clothes don’t only take up space in landfills; they also waste precious resources. To make a brand new pair of jeans—to grow the required cotton and to produce the denim —takes 1800 gallons of water. That’s more than enough to take a ten-minute shower every day for a month.
What can you do? Collect old and worn-out clothes at school, work or in your community and drop them off at the garment recycling boxes in any H&M store. H&M will send these clothes to a recycling facility, where they will be given a new life.