TEXTILE WASTE

Textile wastes are waste mainly from clothing and textile industry. Textile wastes may be of Hosiery Clips, Cotton Yarn Waste, Hosiery Cutting etc. Textile wastes are sometimes recycled into cloths  or dumped in landfills.

Textile recycling point, off St John's Road In...
Textile recycling point, off St John's Road In aid of Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once cloths are contaminated or become wet it cannot be sold and end up as waste. as per US EPA in the year 2009 an estimated 1.3 million tons of textiles in clothing were recovered for recycling in 2009.

Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Kara...
Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Textile wastes when wet may burn spontaneously. IMDG Code lists textile waste as UN 1857, TEXTILE WASTE, WET, Class 4.2 with observation ” Liable to ignite spontaneously in air according to moisture content.”

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