Spring not only brings flowers and warm weather, it also brings spring cleaning! Like many others I find myself thoroughly cleaning out my closet, like I do my house. When I am done I have a large pile of things I don’t wear anymore. What can I do with old clothing I don’t wear anymore? I could donate it, resell it, or I could recycle it. If I can’t do the first two options, why would I want to recycle it? I could just throw it, away right? Wrong!
Do you know what happens to old clothing when you throw it away? They sit in landfills. As they breakdown, they produce toxic gases that harm the environment. According to the 2017 State of Reuse Report, more than 26 billion pounds of textiles head into landfills each year in the United States and Canada. That is too much!
There are several brands that will reward you for bringing old clothing in to be recycled and reused. Here are three brands with clothing recycling programs:
You can bring in old clothing into the store to be recycled and often the store will reuse it in future collections. For doing this you receive 15% off your next purchase.
Bring in old clothing to the store to be recycled and you will receive $10 off your next $100 purchase.
If you bring in your old jeans, they will donate them to Blue Jeans Go Green and you will get $20 off your next purchase of jeans
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