Textile wastes are waste mainly from clothing and textile industry. Textile wastes may be of Hosiery Clips, Cotton Yarn Waste, Hosiery Cutting etc. Textile wastes are sometimes recycled into cloths or dumped in landfills.
Once cloths are contaminated or become wet it cannot be sold and end up as waste. as per US EPA in the year 2009 an estimated 1.3 million tons of textiles in clothing were recovered for recycling in 2009.
Textile wastes when wet may burn spontaneously. IMDG Code lists textile waste as UN 1857, TEXTILE WASTE, WET, Class 4.2 with observation ” Liable to ignite spontaneously in air according to moisture content.”