The Council for Textile Recycling in the USA estimates that 10,000 tonnes of textiles, in the form of clothes, shoes, accessories, manchester and accessories ends up in landfill. That’s 37kg on average of every person. How to divert these unusable donations from landfill and create new opportunities for recycling or down cycling is a key topic for all charitable recyclers including Australia where NACRO is facilitating conversations from innovative thinkers, some of whom are speaking at the NACRO Annual Conference on the Gold Coast.

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