America Recycles Day Success

Planet Aid would like to thank everyone all over the country who recycled their clothes for America Recycles Day! With more than 45 clothing drives in 14 states, plus the support of individuals who pledged to keep their clothes out of the trash, Planet Aid was able to help divert thousands of pounds of textiles from the landfill during our Recycle Clothes for the Planet campaign.

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Planet Aid's Patrick Kearney talks with Fox2 Detroit about all the different ways clothing can be recycled and repurposed.

Of course, there is still a lot of work to be done. Americans only recycle 15% of the clothes in their closet, throwing out a total of 12 million tons of textiles each year. You can still pledge to recycle your clothes, and find a convenient yellow bin near you to easily drop off unwanted items from your closet. 

Learn more about why recycling clothes is so important on our Environmental Intelligence page.