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The real potential of this idea is to eliminate the approximate 92M tons of fashion waste that ends up in landfills each year. Clothing that sits in landfills emits methane, toxic chemicals and microplastics into our environment, further contributing to the climate crisis. And most often, this negative impact is "offshored" to countries such as Chile, Uganda and others that are recipients of pallets of unwearable clothes. From our estimations, we will be able to recycle 17M tons of material over the next 10 years using our system.
What I'll do with $5,000
This $5,000 grant will be used to purchase equipment for our pilot sortation system. We need a total of $73,000 to build the entire system and are seeking a number of grant and investment opportunities to gain the total amount. This $5,000 grant will help us to reach our goal and can be used to purchase small parts of the system immediately. A quick note: We started this business in 2023, but the 'When did your business start' field gave 2021 as the most recent year.