Give a Sheet for the Planet – Unlocking the value of textile waste
Do you give a ‘sheet’ about the planet? Take part in Noosa’s inaugural textile recovery collection event to help reduce our environmental impact through this Queensland-first circular economy initiative.
The event will be held on June 5 at the Bicentennial Park carpark in Sunshine Beach to celebrate World Environment Day, where linen and old clothes can be dropped off. To celebrate the day, the first 100 drop-offs will be given a tree courtesy of Noosa Landcare.
Donated linen will then be converted into valuable, high-grade materials by BlockTexx that can be used by Australian manufacturers to create new products such as hydro-mulch, shopping baskets and geosynthetic fabrics, and all clothing will be utilised by St Vincent de Paul.
*Pack linen and clothes separately
*Linen includes sheets, towels, duvet covers, pillowcases and tea towels
*All items must be clean
Why are textiles and clothing a problem?
- Every year in Australia, one million tonnes of textile waste ends up in landfill. This does not breakdown.
- Global textile waste is predicted to hit 140 million tonnes by 2030.
- Australians acquire an average of 27 kgs of new clothing per person each year. We discard around 23 kilograms of clothing to landfill each year (The University of Queensland).
- Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world, after the United States of America.
- The clothing industry contribute up to 5% of global carbon emissions more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined (WEF 2021).
- One kilogram of unwanted textile waste processed by BlockTexx is equivalent to 30kgs of CO2 emissions.