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LONDON – Research by consultants WRAP suggests the British public is set to dispose of 67 million clothing items as the UK comes out of lockdown. Two in five of those surveyed said they had a clothing clear-out during lockdown and most are storing items to donate to help charities. 

The findings come on the back of warnings earlier in summer that used clothing is heading to landfill and incineration as global second-hand clothing markets grind to a halt. Used clothing prices have plunged from £130 per tonne in March to between £0 and 60 per tonne in April in the UK.

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