Archive for January 14, 2018

Used Clothing Donations Helpful for Those in Need

Written by Shopping Magazine on January 14, 2018. Posted in Charities that will pick up donations, Military support, Support for military families

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Americans buy a lot of clothing. In 1930, the average American woman owned nine outfits. Today, that figure is 30 outfits, one for every day of the month. The average American tosses away 82 pounds of textile waste each year. Research shows that 12 million tons of clothing and textile waste is thrown out in the United States each year.

Americans buy a lot of clothing and throw away a lot of clothing. One statistic from the Council for Textile recycling shows just how much clothing is getting thrown away and how little of it is going to a cause and a community that needs a great deal of charitable donations.

According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the U.S. generates around 25 billion pounds of brand-new textiles per year (around 85% of that eventually heads for landfills).