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7 Reasons Why Giving to Charity Could Be Your Best Decision Yet

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Spring is quickly approaching, and the all too familiar ‘spring cleaning’ is looming ahead. Some love the deep cleaning and some hate it. Whichever category you fall in, part of a good spring clean is getting rid of things that we don’t need. All of us have plenty of clothing, appliances and other items that we have not used in so long. In 2011, 90% of the clothes and material that was tossed could have been recycled. but were not. Since then, about 12 million tons have been thrown out each year. Let’s not let that happen this year.

Charitable donations are the best way to get rid of our gently used items. People need clothing donations...

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Keep Those Clothes Out of the Trash! Here’s What Happens When You Give Used Clothing Donations Instead

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Almost everyone knows that donating clothing to charity organizations means keeping fabrics out of the world’s landfills. Clothing is one of the easiest materials to recycle: an estimated 99% of the textiles in United States landfills could be salvaged. Yet old clothing accounts for 5% of all waste in landfills, and the average American throws away 68 pounds of clothing per year.

However, giving used clothing donations to charity can offset the negative environmental impact of the clothing waste that piles up year after year. Not only do