Why Recycle My Clothes?
Only 15%of all textile waste is recycled or reused in the United States, but almost everything in your closet can be repurposed in some way. Dropping your clothes in a Planet Aid bin instead of the trash means that they will be given a new life.
Here are just some of the benefits of keeping textiles out of the waste stream by recycling with Planet Aid:
- When clothes end up in landfills they create greenhouse gases, so recycling them with Planet Aid instead helps diminish the forces that contribute to climate change.
- Reusing the fabric in old clothes means less resources, both monetary and environmental, are wasted in growing fiber for new ones.
- Gently-worn clothing can re-enter the market in other countries where the demand for used clothing is high.