Shopping wisely

According to a recent study (2020) each person in Britain throws away about 3.1kg of clothes and textiles every year, and that 1.7kg of fashion waste is landfilled yearly per person.

This page largely focuses on clothes as the UK is reportedly the fourth largest producer of textile waste in Europe. Check out our top tips below on reducing, recycling and repairing your clothes and other shop-bought items.

You might also like to check out other shopping tips in our themed pages on Food and on minimising other Waste.

If you have some top tips you'd like to share please contact Horsham District Council and we can add them to these pages.