On our minds: Just don’t throw your clothes in the bin
Textiles recycler Savers' installation visualises the vast amount of clothing thrown in the bin each year.
On our minds is the recent installation on Seattle’s Alki Beach in conjunction with Earth Day visualising the vast amount of clothing Americans throw in the bin each year (10.5 million tons to be precise). Initiated by charity shop chain Savers, a leading textiles recycler operating in the US, Canada and Australia, the installation is made up of oversized metal bins pouring out clothes – nodding to the textiles poured into the holes in the ground that is landfill. Created with the hope to make people rethink and reuse their unwanted garments through donation or responsible recycling, the charitable organisation means that 95% of all clothes disposed could have been reused or recycled. Read more here.
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