The average NYC household throws away about 120 pounds of textiles a year!
That may not sound like a lot, but it all adds up. Approximately 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories are sent to landfill every year!
New York City’s annual textile waste is equivalent to:
Nearly 900 Statues of Liberty
Over 4,500 subway cars
The entire height of the Empire State Building
13.5 Brooklyn Bridges
We can make a difference.
By keeping 200,000 tons of textiles a year out of landfills, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 461,388 metric tons and energy usage by 4,217,909 million BTUs!
That is the equivalent of:
Planting 378,338 acres of air-cleaning forests
Keeping 98,798 cars off the road for one year