I am a HUGE proponent of recycling, repurposing and donating in order to keep as much “stuff” as possible out of the landfills.
So when Miguel and I cleaned our closets recently and filled an entire garbage bag with clothes that were too worn for donation, I was adamant that they not go into the trash.
After much online sourcing, Miguel discovered that Goodwill runs a textile salvage operation where they bale and sell clothing that won’t sell in stores to salvage companies. This keeps the clothes out of landfills while also earning the organization revenue to support their training and placement programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
I was so excited by this discovery that I had to share it with all of you! You can find your local Goodwill location here and if you don’t have Goodwill in your area, check out Earth911.com for other organizations that can recycle your old clothes and belongings!
And please encourage others to do the same! We all need to work together to keep our “stuff” out of landfills and preserve our beautiful planet!