Thankfully for planet Earth and all of its inhabitants, ranging from humans to plants, humans began caring more and more about renewable resources. It’s true that the world only has a limited amount of certain resources. Even resources that don’t have any end in sight are better for the world when they’re partially or wholly recycled.

As the past decade or so has come and gone, countless millions of good-hearted, conscious people began doing what they could to keep their creations out of the free environment. Further, these environmentally-friendly actions have resulted in a reduced reliance on energy sources thanks to goods being easier to manufacture when they are partially made with recycled inputs.

You’ve probably heard of recycling cans, bottles, and cigarette butts, but what about textile recycling? Here are some major benefits of recycling textiles.

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Textiles usually aren’t harmful, but many of their dyes are

Dyes are used to stain textiles so they hold colors. The manufacture of many of these dyes is bad for the environment. Further, simply using these dyes can be bad for the planet in many cases. Recycling textiles results in a reduced need to pump out dyes that can potentially harm the world.

Polymer-containing garments take many hundreds of years to decompose

All materials degrade into biomass at alarmingly different speeds. Textiles that are made of plastics or polymers stay intact for hundreds of years in many cases. Put simply, this has a negative impact on the process of decomposition.

The less of these garments are found on planet Earth, the better off its inhabitants are.

Companies spend less money

Companies that purchase textiles spend less money when they are able to secure recycled inputs to supplement the raw materials that are used to craft goods. When companies spend less money, they effectively require the entities that do business with them to tone down their production unless they want to take losses. Ultimately, this is better for the world.

One way to take advantage of textile recycling is to seek out recycled wiping rags to use in your workplace.