Written by Charline Ducas, Textile Exchange Sustainable Materials Specialist
According to the Eco-Index, waste encompasses excess non-reusable, non-recyclable raw materials; by-products in processing; excessive, non-reusable, non-recyclable packaging; harmful and hazardous substances used in a variety of processes from extraction and farming. Waste is prevalent throughout the lifecycle of a product. What causes textile waste and why is it a concern? Find out here.