In-jean-ious re-use

Have you ever wondered what happens to the clothes you put in charity donation bins? Some good quality, clean items move down the second hand clothes chain, or are exported or given to animal shelters or mechanics as rags. However, the sheer volume of textiles and the decreasing quality of clothing, means that most of it ends up buried in our Tasmanian landfills.

To avoid your clothes being sent to landfill, firstly buy sparingly and take care with what you buy. Good quality clothing can last several users and may be worth being repaired. Secondly, natural fibres don't persist for so long in the environment. Finally, ensure your clothes are clean and in good condition before you donate them.