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.
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.