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80Kg or more to recycle?

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What clothes cannot be used?

TRA cannot take underwear, metallics, blockout curtains, textiles that have bodily stains or other contaminations.

Yes, we can take worn out clothes as they are processed and shredded. This is ideal for clothes that you cannot donate to charities but please note contaminated clothes are not accepted.
Again it is important that goods are not contaminated, we can process old bedding and pillows. If in doubt please share photos with us before booking.
If textiles are worn or slightly dirty, we can accept them. However we cannot accept moth or insect infested textiles, contaminated (including bodily liquids) and undergarments.

TRA does not handle textile waste but recycles unwanted textiles that are of a clean condition, regardless how worn. If in doubt please contact us before booking.

Only a tiny percentage of the materials that come into Australia are recycled in Australia.

Some textiles are used as fillers in the furnishing industry. Some clothing gets a second life from charities or re-sellers.

Unfortunately, the majority still ends up in a landfill. At TRA, we are making progress through our research & development to create onshore solutions at scale here in Australia.

TRA proudly documents our supply chain. We also have case studies with many of our customers who have asked for circular solutions. Videos can be found on this site, showing a variety of processes in our supply chain.
Yes, by recycling you are keeping fibres out of landfill that can be repurposed instead of using virgin materials and resources. Textile engineering can be tough on the planet by recycling energy use and water is lessened.
Australians throw out an approximate 25kgs of textiles per year into landfill. This does not tend to breakdown easily, as even if it is a natural fibre, the soil found in landfill is of bad quality not allowing the ventilation for natural fibres to break down easily. By recycling you are supporting our environment, as you do with paper, cardboard and plastics at home.