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Textile Recycling

CTC Supplies, Inc. is Milwaukee's Largest Textile Recycler. We recycle millions of pounds of used textiles annually. Textiles are recycled or reused based on the following percentages:

40% Re-Worn either domestically or in developing countries.
35% Industrial Wiping Rags
20% Converted for Fiber
5% Unusable

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Why should I recycle my excess clothing?

Clothing and household textiles currently make up 4.67% of the waste stream.

The used clothing industry provides lower income people around the world with affordable clothing. Clothing that is damaged is recycled into wiping rags. Clothing and textiles not suitable for wiping purposes are processed back into fibers that are then remanufactured into paper, yarn, insulation, carpet padding, sound proofing, etc.

Recycling vs. manufacturing has many "green" benefits, including:

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Clean Air Preservation
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • Water Conservation
  • Woodland Conservation

Recycling textiles protects the environment from exposure to tons of harsh chemicals, waste products and waste water used in the manufacturing vs. recycling process of clothing. Interested in learning more about textile recycling?


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