Category Veterans clothing donations

How Clothing Donations Are Helping Families and the Environment

Donating clothing to charity

Most Americans have become accustomed to the routine of regularly buying new clothes. Some people may be attempting to keep up with the ever changing fashion trends, while others may simply be shopaholics. Unfortunately, once a closet becomes packed full, clothes may start being thrown into the trash.

Given the current focus on climate change and environmental conservation, it is surprising that people don’t find alternative methods for getting rid of old clothes. The world is in a race to find renewable sources of energy as well as making a point to recycle paper and plastics. However, textiles is for some reason often overlooked as being harmful to the environment.

The average person generates around 4.5 pounds of trash each day, this amounts to about 1.5 tons of solid waste per yea

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

Charities for wounded soldiers

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