Monday, November 16, 2009

Recycle your clothes

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 1:53 PM

From Terri Bennett, at Do Your Part:

One easy way to Do Your Part is to make sure clothing you no longer need is getting reused. But, what if you have items that are torn or you think really aren't usable again? Goodwill wants them both. If your clothes have no tears, stains or buttons missing, they'll go to the Goodwill sales floor.

But what about old clothing or other things like rags, bedding or towels that are too worn out to be re-used? Well, Goodwill wants these, too. But, the textiles cannot be wet or contaminated with chemicals. These items are sorted and sold for recycling or many other uses such as sofa stuffing.

Donating these textiles means they are kept out of our growing landfills.

Read the rest of Terri's post here, and check out a video on the topic.

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