Chicago Textile Recycling

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About the Textile Recycling Industry

How Chicago Textile Recycling recycles.

We Reduce. We Reuse. We Recycle.

We Reduce solid waste through the life extension of textiles while also reducing energy & water consumption through the distribution of reclaimed wipers (recycled rags) vs. manufactured. The use of reclaimed wipers support a cleaner, healthier environment.

We Reuse gently worn clothing through wholesaling or exporting to less than developed or developing countries (secondhand clothing as well as household an industrial linens).

We Recycle old garments, towels and institutional linens as they are transformed to wiping cloths needed for industrial use.

Why Should You Recycle Used Clothing?

Clothing and household textiles currently make-up 4.67% of the waste stream.

Chicago Textile Recycling works with many partners in the used clothing industry and together provide lower income people around the world with affordable clothing. Clothing that is not suitable for wear is recycled into wiping rags. Additionally, some clothing and textiles notsuitable for wiping purposes are processed back into fibers that are then remanufactured by other partners that Chicago Textile Recycling work with into paper, yarn, insulation, carpet padding, sound proofing, etc.

Recycling vs. manufacturing has many "green" benefits, including:

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Clean Air Preservation
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • Water Conservation
  • Woodland Conservation

What happens to your clothing?

45% of donated items are worn as second hand clothing.
30% of donated items are recycled into wiping cloths.
15% of donated items are reprocessed into fibers.
5%* of donated items are unusable.

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