Case study: Circular Cotton project

Land and agriculture Darling Downs South West

Every year, approximately 500,000 tonnes of textiles end up in Australia’s landfill. The Circular Cotton project in Goondiwindi offers an alternative for end-of-life cotton garments. In a local farm trial, 3000 end-of-life cotton garments were shredded and buried into the soil. The trial is expected to improve soil health and increase carbon sequestration, saving 2,250kg of carbon. Closing the loop on waste cotton garments will create significant positive social and environmental outcomes and support a more circular clothing industry.

Find out more about the Circular Cotton project.