WRAP: “67 million clothes could be discarded by UK homes post lockdown”

WRAP has published their latest report, which has found that two in five UK citizens (41%) have had a clear out of unwanted textiles and clothing during the Covid-19 lockdown, with the majority storing their items at home until lockdown lifts. The sustainability body has published its findings (Citizen Insights: Textiles and COVID-19 Survey) to help the charitable sector, local authorities and recyclers prepare for the expected influx of textiles likely to be donated to charity shops and via other donation routes, as these begin to reopen over the coming weeks.

WRAP’s survey found two-thirds of people are choosing to donate their clothes to help charities.

WRAP estimates that as many as 22 million pairs of shoes, and 67 million clothing items will soon be disposed via charity shops, collection banks and other donation routes.