how many pounds of CO2 is saved by reclycling 8.3 million pounds of textiles



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    About 3000 kg of CO2 is saved by recycling 1000 kg of textiles, which makes the math pretty easy! The ratio is 3 units of CO2 to every 1 unit of textiles, so recycling 8.3 million pounds of textiles would result in saving approximately 24.9 million pounds of CO2.

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    This would also depend on the type of textile, different types require different amounts of processing, ie bleached vs non-bleached cotton, bamboo and synthetic fibers like nylon or polyester would require different steps for processing and likely different emissions.  Of course, reusing or donating clothing will save even more than recycling.

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