Pile of clothing in landfill
Research report
19 September 2019

Fashion is costing the earth

Last year, around 50,000 tonnes of clothing and textiles were dumped in landfills.

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Genevieve D.
29 Sep 2019
Clothing bins

Where do clothes donated into clothing bins end up?

Consumer staff
30 Sep 2019
Re: Clothing bins

Hi Genevieve,

The clothing bins operate as a business which means donated clothes are re-sold in NZ, or exported overseas (mainly to Papua New Guinea). While some of those businesses may donate a percentage of profit to charities, if you want to help out your local community we’d recommend you donate directly to a charity shop.

Kind regards,

Natalie - Consumer NZ staff