With waste piling up faster than ever in landfills, it is crucial to implement a textile collection program within your community.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 84% of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in the waste stream, accounting for 5% of municipal solid waste. The average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing, linens and other textiles each year. More than 60 percent of fabric fibers are now synthetics, derived from fossil fuels, and when this clothing ends up in a landfill, it will not decay.
As a partner, we provide you with a no-work, hassle free and convenient way for community members to rid themselves of unwanted textiles. We will divert these textiles from landfills and provide detailed diversion reports to you as needed.
Sign up now, together we can create a positive impact for PEOPLE and PLANET. Find out if we are already collecting textiles in your city through our Commercial Property Management or School District partners.