How recycling RMG waste could cut cotton imports by 15% – and earn billionsBangladesh could trim its cotton imports by a substantial 15% through efficient recycling of garment waste, a move that has the potential to save several hundred million dollars annually, say industry insiders. The advantages of such recycling extend beyond mere cost-cutting. If provided with the requisite policy support for local value addition, exports from garments made from recycled textile waste can earn an additional annual revenue of $4 billion to $5 billion, according to exporters in the industry.