Used clothing & textiles recycling are emerging as the next big thing for communities to increase material recovery, and rightfully so. Textiles make up roughly 8% of the Illinois waste stream (Illinois Waste Characterization 2015). Nationally the average American throws away approximately 80#s of used clothing per person. Illinois is fortunate to have some of the leading experts in textile reuse & recycling here in the region. We would love to hear from our members on what they see the future of textile recovery looks like in the region & if the IRA can help achieve that future!