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Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012

UK stores £30 billion of unwanted clothes

Written by John Mowbray

recycledclothesLONDON – UK consumers have around £30 billion worth of clothes, which they haven’t worn for a year, stuffed into their wardrobes, according to a new report by WRAP, the UK’s lead body on resource efficiency. The new ‘Valuing our clothes’ report released today, provides a big picture look at the financial and environmental impacts of textiles and clothing in the consumer-phase from raw material, to manufacture, purchase, use and disposal.


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