An Australian guide to cleaning out your wardrobe: recycling clothes without sending them to landfill

An Australian guide to cleaning out your wardrobe: recycling clothes without sending them to landfill

Australia has a textile waste problem – but there are simple solutions to avoid contributing to it

There are several large clothing donation bins around the corner from my apartment. One morning I had to wait behind a truck that had stopped beside them. I watched as two men in bright orange vests hauled white garbage bags full of clothes into the back of it. The truck’s square, steel jaws opened to reveal even more piles of bags.

After the year we’ve experienced, enduring weeks and months at home, the desire to purge via closet cleansing seems universal. It has been documented in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, while a writer from Vogue has turned livestreamed discussions about unworn items into an Instagram hit.

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