Fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool and linen. What can you do with these items when you’re finished wearing them? One way to benefit both your community and the environment is to donate used clothing to us.
An estimated 11.9 million tons of textiles were generated in 2007, or 4.7 percent of the total municipal solid waste generation.
According to the Council of Textile Recycling Recycling, these items helps to prevent about 2.5 billion pounds of post-consumer textile product waste from entering the solid waste stream. All unwearable clothing can be transformed into other uses.
The Clothing items that are left unsold or undonated are sent to a textile recovery facility where they are turned into polishing cloths, rags, high-quality paper, car insulation, seat stuffing, upholstery insulations and even building materials. When all available means of reuse and recycling are utilized, the remaining solid waste that needs to be disposed of can be as low as 5 percent seroquel xr. Help us to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.