BETTER WORLD RECYCLING
The United States makes more garbage than any other country on the planet. We hold only 5% of the world's population, but make 1/3 of all the world’s garbage. Each American creates about 4.5 pounds of garage every day. The trouble is, the amount of things we buy and throw away is becoming a crisis. We are running out of resources to make all the things we want and running out of room to dispose of all the waste.
The United States EPA states that 85% of all unwanted clothing
textiles end up in our landfills. This means that despite the best efforts of any charity and non-charity thrift store activities, combined with all recycling efforts, 2.2 billion pounds of recyclable or reusable clothing still ends up in our landfills each year. This makes up 5.3% of all municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and equates to each American throwing away 68 pounds of clothing every year.