Textile Recycling

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.

Please Note:

*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.

Date

Jun 05 2022
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Time

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Location

Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach
Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach

Organizer

Noosa Council and BlockTexx
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