By reducing the volume of garbage that leads to landfills, we save resources and energy. We contribute to creating a cleaner and healthier environment. As is well known, about 10 million tons of fabrics in America and Europe end up in rubbish every year. Every European citizen withdraws from his wardrobe about 15 kilos of clothing every year. About 85% of the garments produced end up in the landfills. Every second, fabric corresponding to a load of a garbage truck, are landfilled or burned (!) Unfortunately, only a small part is re-used, either for charity or as a marketable product. In addition, 98 million tonnes of non-renewable sources – including oil – are consumed each year for the needs of the clothing industry (estimated to reach 300 million tonnes by 2050), and around 93 billion cubic meters of water per year is used.
Be a part of the solution!
As the world’s population tends to reach 10 billion, we need to develop into a more resource-efficient society – a society that seeks to improve the environment rather than destroy it. The best option is to stop producing waste. When this is not feasible, “green” options are reuse, recycling, and recovery. You can also become part of the solution by placing clothes that would otherwise end up in the trash in RECYCOM’s special red recycling bins. We, having the special red bins for recycling clothes at various points under the suggestion of the municipalities with which we work, collect the items at least a weekly basis. You, participate in an effort to raise awareness of our society in actions that relate to our overall responsibility for our quality of life and the environment. At a significant rate, you will also promote the necessary EU funding. recycling actions, relieving landfills and landfills from a huge and burdensome volume of useful materials!
We should begin to see everything around us as an opportunity to create value, not at the end of their life cycle but at each stage of the use of each product. On a planet that has already received huge interventions, the reuse of raw materials and the exhaustion of their life-time can only be positive.