Did you know the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles each year, and 95 per cent of those clothes could be reused or recycled? Globally, textiles waste has increased dramatically due to the rise in clothing consumption and production.
Textiles Tuesday will raise awareness on the environmental consequences of clothing and textiles consumption, and provide information on how you can donate your clothes for rewear/reuse.
Register now for the 2018 #IGiveAShirt Challenge
In the spirit of promoting rewear and reuse, we have partnered with Value Village® to challenge all Ontario and British Columbia secondary schools to organize an in-school clothing collection drive for used clothing (textiles) during Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2018. A grand prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the school that collects the most material per student during the challenge. Additional prizes can be won for collection and efforts to ‘take action’ on the issues of textile waste.
Visit giveashirtcanada.com to learn more and register your school. Registration closes Oct. 5