Ever wonder what happens to all the clothes you donate of Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or other worthy causes? The Green Guide answers that question. Here's the first paragraph; the whole article is worth a read.
Donating your used clothing to charities has always been the right way to keep clothing out of landfills. After all, Americans collectively trashed 9 million tons of reusable clothes, footwear, towels and bedding in 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste. But the clothing-donation chain is a lot more complex than donors realize, and many donations end up far from their intended destination as free clothes for the needy.The article also provides information on other ways to find new homes for your used clothes. One option they don't list is clothing swaps.
[Thanks to Mary Beth from my local Green Moms Club for the pointer.]
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