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Donate: Stained, Torn, Dirty, Unusable-But Not Garbage

Hellow my viewers,

I have always believed in recycling, especially clothing items and dropping off bags to Goodwill seamed to be the best way to make room in my closet for newer items to enjoy.

But now there is another drop off and for sure, when Goodwill or other Charities with Thrift stores can't sell clothing and other accessory items, then it important that they too take them to SMART.  There is no need to fill up our garbage dump sites with textiles.  They can be recycled too!

Read about this and then inform your local charities of this option. 

SMART: Secondary Materials And Recycled Textiles

Here is a great way to get rid of clothing and all kinds of other textiles that are not in good enough condition to donate.

Almost 90% of used textiles get thrown in the garbage just because people don't know that there is a way to recycle them. SMART is an organization that has made it easy for everyone in the USA to see with a simple click where exactly they can drop this off in a place near their home. They have donation points everywhere.

10-12 tons of textiles per year are recycled through SMART, which stands for Secondary Materials And Recycled Textiles. So far they claim to have diverted 2.5 billion tons from the waste stream.

Rugs, carpet, stuffed toys, clothing, linen, sheets, belts, purses and even a single shoe can be recycled!

"What we are trying to do is educate the public about textile recycling says Jackie King, Executive Director. "Most people don't know that most of the items in their home that are clothing or any kind of textile can be recycled and our goal is to educate them about that so that these items are not thrown away."


View Video on Community Textile Recycling  

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In Love, Light, Peace and Service,

MJ Handy