Report: Unused clothing worth £30bn

UK households have 1.7 billion items of clothing worth £30 billion that have been hanging unused in wardrobes for at least a year, a report has revealed.

Making more use of unwanted clothes could cut waste and the use of resources and unlock financial gains, the study on the impacts of clothing by waste reduction body Wrap found.

A third of all clothes bought end up in landfill, but if they were given to charities, local authorities or other organisations for reuse and recycling, they could be worth £140 million.