As one of the largest first world nations, America has gained an international reputation as a consumer economy. Our need to purchase is not a point of criticism, but in fact the central driving gear to the wealth of our nation. With so many consumers however, it becomes only natural that waste occurs. The average American throws away around 4.5 pounds of trash every day — over the course of a year that averages out to be over 1,500 pounds of trash. Thanks in large part to a growing social awareness, many Americans are trying to minimize the scope of their impact through conservational efforts including recycling, cutting back on waste, and through charitable donations.
What Our Landfills Wear
Every year our nation consumes nearly 20 billion garments; this is equiv
There are many ways to help the world you live in become a better place. It can be as simple as recycling your glass and plastic at the end of every month or promoting a local restaurant that just opened up. It can be as easy as adopting a dog at the shelter or buying a drink from a kid’s lemonade stand. The sky’s the limit for all the ways you can brighten someone’s day and nowhere is that more evident than the benefits that come with American Red Cross donations — from furniture to clothing, a single donation can see you supporting your local community, the country at large and even the environment. If it sounds too good to be true, worry not. Below is a basic list o
Unfortunately, despite good people in the world who work with clothing donation centers and donate clothing, there are still bad seeds in this world. There have always been bad people, but it stings a little more when the bad that is done affects clothing donation centers.
In two separate incidents within one day of each other, used clothing donations were either stolen or destroyed.
According to CBS Detroit, in Michigan, three bins containing more than 1,500 pounds of donated clothing were destroyed by a fire.
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