The average American gets rid of about 68 pounds of clothes per year. So where does it all go? Unfortunately, most of it will go to a landfill. A 2011 study showed that about 90% of clothes thrown in the trash could have been recycled instead. From military charities to repurposed industrial rags, there are hundreds of places for your old clothes to go and be put to good use! Here is why you should seriously consider recycling your clothes instead of just throwing them out when they don’t fit.
- It’s much better for the environment. Typically, clothing fabrics make up about 5% of all the trash in landfills. Anything that lowers the amount of landfill waste has got to be good, right? It also would reduce the carbon emissions made while transporting the clot