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