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A surprising majority of donated clothing still ends up in landfill. What you can do about it.

How many times have you donated your old clothes with the intention that someone else would put it to use? What if we told you that according to the EPA, only 16 percent of donated clothes is used, and 84 percent ends up in landfill and incinerators. 7 million tons of textile waste end up in landfills. While you may think you are contributing to helping others, unfortunately that is not always the case. We are constantly going through a cycle of purchasing clothes and either tossing or donating them once it does not fit us or our style. There are many solutions to put old clothes to use instead of contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, and the landfill build up.