Greensquare aspires to make a positive impact; our current target is to double the percentage of recycled textiles from 7% to 14% by 2020. We will provide free textile recycling services to households and organisations in Singapore and promote awareness of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) through education, with a focus on engaging youths in schools. In addition, 5% of the annual profits Greensquare makes will be donated to a local children's charity organization to support the socially disadvantaged children of Singapore.
THE LIFECYCLE OF TEXTILE @ Greensquare
We work with our partners to keep textiles in closed recycling loop to help:
- conserve natural resources (E.g. it takes 6813 litres/1800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make just one pair of jeans)
- reduce environmental pollution (as we reduce the waste going to the incineration plant and landfill)
- facilitate economical pricing for clothes and foot wear (for use in developing countries)
Greensquare's collected recyclables are sold to second-hand textile importers in various developing countries. This supports our business model of providing free collection services and educational activities.