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Sustainable Uniforms:
The What, Why & How of Uniform Recycling in Australia

NOV 13 2023


Roll out the green carpet; National Recycling Week is in full swing, and we’re spotlighting a hidden culprit of workplace waste: uniforms. Annually, a staggering 10,000 tonnes of these trusty threads find their end in Aussie landfills.

But we’re rewriting the fate of your old uniforms, transforming them from forgotten fabrics into sustainability superheroes. Because out of sight should never mean out of mind when it comes to waste.

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Our All-in-One Recycling Solution ✅

At DTY, we’re not just talking about sustainability; we’re making it happen. Our uniform recycling service transforms wardrobe cast-offs into eco-victories. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Collection: We gather uniforms at a single point (usually a Distribution Centre) and whisk them off to our recycling gurus in Melbourne or Sydney.

  2. Processing: Next, the garments get sorted by material and treatment, then mechanically shredded into fibres and spun into fresh yarn.

  3. Reinventing: This yarn is then sent overseas and used to create a variety of products, cosy cushions, building insulation, and plush furniture stuffing.

Ta-daa! One pickup is all it takes for your uniforms to go from discarded to reimagined, proving that last year’s style can be this year’s sustainability statement.



Trust and Traceability 🔎

Transparency is at the core of what we do. From collection to recycling, your uniforms are in certified, trustworthy hands. Our partners don’t just boast certifications like GRS Scope, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001—they’re also SEDEX members, solidifying your green credentials with every step.

You’ll receive a Certificate of Recycling as proof positive that your old uniforms are now part of a greater, greener journey. It’s a testament to your commitment to sustainability, verified and traceable.

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The Environmental Impact of Uniform Recycling 🌏

Upcycling uniforms is a heavyweight champion for the environment, slashing greenhouse gases by 3-4 kg for each kilo of textile waste repurposed. It’s like hitting pause on the average Australian’s work commute for a day.

Plus, hopping on this green train aligns you with the 79% of consumers who are cheering for more eco-conscious business practices, crowning your business as a sustainability trailblazer.

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Sewing Seeds for a Greener Tomorrow 🌱

As National Recycling Week wraps, let’s remember: every uniform given a second lease on life is a stride towards a cleaner Mother Earth.

So, why not jazz up your workwear’s afterlife with our uniform recycling service? From shrinking landfill mountains to slashing emissions, it’s a no-brainer swap with an earth-shaking impact.

Let’s fuel this green wave and champion year-round eco-actions, beginning with the resurrection of our workwear.


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