The reason why clothes hard to recycle
Open the closet and tell the truth. How long has it been since you last wore these clothes? Do you think it's time to clean up?
Annoying clothes at the back of cabinets and bottom of drawers are no longer wearable; outdated items are even clothes that have never been used before. In fact, according to research by Sophie Woodward, a sociologist at the University of Manchester, the average of 12 per cent of the clothes in the women she studied could be considered "inactive".
If you are cruel, you may try to fill a trash bag or two with clothes you no longer need or don't need. But so what?
About 85 per cent of all textiles discarded in the United States -- about 13 million tons in 2017 -- are dumped or buried. It is estimated that the average American throws away about 37 kilograms of clothes each year. Globally, an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is produced each year, equivalent to a garbage truck full of clothes disappearing in landfills every second. By 2030, we expect to throw away more than 134 million tons of textiles each year.
While most well-maintained clothes can last for years, changing fashions mean that consumers' changing tastes can artificially shorten their lifespan. Industry figures show that modern clothing will last between two and 10 years -- underwear and T-shirts will last just one to two years, while suits and coats will last about four to six years.
To promote waste clothing resource utilization, many waste sorting centres adopt such a treatment method for waste clothing: classifying waste clothing, chopping it up through waste clothing disposal production line, and then transporting it along the belt conveyor to the workshop packaging machine for packing.
These crushed materials are transferred to the next process for processing, realizing the rational use of resources.
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Source of recycled textiles
Recycled textiles come from two main sources. These sources include:
- Post-consumption, including clothing, vehicle interior, household items and other items.
- Pre-consumption, including waste as a by-product from the manufacturing of yarn and fabric, and post-industrial waste textiles from other industries.
The recycling process
For textiles to be recycled, there is a fundamental difference between natural and synthetic fibres. For natural textiles:
Incoming wear-resistant materials are classified by material type and colour. Colour sorting results in fabrics that do not require re-dyeing. Colour sorting means there is no need to re-dye, save energy and avoid pollutants.
The fabric is then pulled into fibres or chopped up, and sometimes other fibres are introduced into the yarn. Chop or pull the material into fibres. Depending on the end-use of the yarn, other fibres may be added.
The yarn is then cleaned and mixed through a carding process.
The yarn is then respun and prepared for future weaving or weaving.
However, some fibres are not woven into a code. Some are compressed to fill textiles, such as mattresses.
For polyester-based textiles, clothes are first shredded, then granulated and processed into polyester chips. They are then melted down and used to make new fibres for new polyester fabrics.