Did you know that the average American household discards an estimated 68 pounds of clothing each year? Because of this, it is estimated that 12 million tons of clothing and textile waste are sent to landfills in the United States annually. Fortunately, there is a way that Americans can not only reduce their landfill contributions but also contribute to organizations that help military families and the blind: by donating clothing and other household items to charities.
Recycling and donating are especially important in the United States because of the way discarded items can affect your community, as well as the nation as a whole: currently, the EPA estimates that 75% of sold waste is recyclable, but only about 30% is actually recycled. When it comes to clothing, the numbers are even