Each American disposes of approximately thirty-five pounds of old clothing annually which equates to 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage in a lifetime. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of as much as 100,000 pounds of trash.
Astonishing!! Since Moms make up a large percent of the population, apparently a lot of us are contributing to the problem.
I literally do not throw away clothing (at least not intentionally). And, maybe you don’t intentionally either. But, its inevitable that even in our best efforts to donate and recycle, receiving organizations will dispose of things that can’t be used.
The best way to avoid this downstream affect is up front by buying, wearing and caring consciously. The clothing that most quickly ends up in our landfills is that which was cheaply made in the first place, and doesn’t hold up to a lot of wash and wear.
Then, don’t be part of the statistic. Be part of the solution. Trade, donate, resell, upcycle, and/or recycle your kids old clothing. Help prevent unnecessary waste and teach your kids the value of buying second hand and the ingenuity of resale.
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