As many people are changing their lifestyle towards greater sustainability and a number of local governments are taking solid waste reduction seriously, there are a number of new services that need to be established to give people the means to do the right thing. It is one thing to say "textiles do not belong to the landfill", but quite another to provide the neighborhoods with an efficient and convenient way of collecting these textiles. Clothing donation boxes are designed to do just that. Based on EPA estimates, all the existing thrift stores, churches and door-to-door collections in the USA combined are only diverting about 15% of the textiles that are going to landfills. We can do better!
Businesses large and small are in a very good position to benefit from the public's need for these new reuse and recycling services. To host a donation box makes you a partner in the community and you become a part of the sustainability movement too. Many people are making choices about where to shop for goods or services based on the company's "green" image, companies that are perceived to perform poorly in this area often find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
Hosting a box Q & A