- 45% is generally exported to lesser developed countries where demand is high. We were told by a member of SMART that many people in foreign countries will purchase this clothing, fix it, then resell it to make a living.
- 30% become wiping and polishing cloths unused in commercial areas.
- 20% is reprocessed into fibers for furniture stuffing, upholstery, insulation, yarn etc.
- 5% is unusable and gets, truly, thrown out.
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