Americans have been discarding about 70 pounds of textiles every year per person, with a whopping 85% ending up in the landfill and incinerators. Many advocate for cutting down on fashion waste by moving clothing and accessories back through the fashion industry through reselling, recycling, and upcycling. This is what fashion industry professionals call the Circular Economy. But all these terms can be confusing and are often used in misleading ways. Here’s what you need to know.