For the Environment
Through our collection and recycling of used clothing, Planet Aid saves valuable resources that help reduce the emission of CO2 and other gasses that contribute to global warming. Clothing that is decaying in a landfill releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Similarly, producing the fibers to make clothing fibers, such as cotton, is energy-intensive and requires large inputs of fossil fuel, water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
Reusing clothing and reducing the need for manufacturing new clothes is an easy way to save resources and mitigate climate change. Planet Aid collects and recycles 90 million pounds of clothes and shoes every year, but that is just a fraction of the textiles that could be recycled if everyone stopped throwing their clothes in the trash.