- the average person gets rid of more than 70 pounds of clothes each year
- according to the EPA, 95 percent of textiles can be recycled, but only about 15 percent actually are
What happens to those damaged items? They're sold to businesses that sort, process, shred and export textiles, with the money going to the charity's programs and services. The items might be turned into industrial wiping cloths, or get shredded and turned into automotive insulation or seat cushion stuffing.
This morning I placed a small bag next to the donation box to hold the less-prime things, then added some cloth napkins that I was going to throw away. Wonder where they'll end up?
|Candidate for recycling
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