As Earth Day approaches, we all become more aware of things we can do to help our earth. There are many
activities that are planned, beach clean ups, park beautifications, hikes, visiting nature preserves etc.
Schools talk to the students about our earth, and the resources that are dwindling due to waste or pollution. We start thinking about ways to recycle. We may find the local e-waste drop off, collect and recycle paper or cardboard, or recycle our plastics, bottles, and cans.
Look around in your home. What else can you recycle? Have you thought to look in your
closets and dressers? Do you see those shoes that pinch your toes, those cleats your daughter used last year, those tennis shoes that have done a lot of running and now sit in a corner? How about your maternity clothes, your kids too small shorts, those event shirts you get and never wear or those clothes that you keep from three years ago? All of that is recyclable!
You can save the environment, by keeping your used clothing and shoes out of the landfill!!
That’s only one part of the equation though! When you do a shoe drive or clothing drive with Angel Bins, you can raise money for your favorite non profit, such as school sports teams, elementary PTAs, churches, boy scout and girl scout troops, and other charities.
You can clean out your closets, host a shoe and clothing drive, and raise $1500 or more for your favorite non profit! Contact us for more information!
We are all thinking about ways to preserve our earth. Recycling… Reusing things we have used is a great way to do it. When you think of everything that goes into the landfills, do you know that textiles and shoes are also a percentage that end up there?
The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of all landfill space.
While the EPA estimates that the textile recycling industry recycles approximately 3.8 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW) each year, this only accounts for approximately 15% of all PCTW, leaving 85% in our landfills.
The average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually.
~Council for Textile Recyclin
But used clothing, bedding, curtains, towels, and shoes can be reused. With Angel Bins, you can host a fundraiser for your favorite non profit and help protect our earth for future generations.
Collect gently used clothing and shoes for at least a month, ask your family, friends, co workers, and neighbors to clean out their closets. Reach out to others on social media, facebook and Twitter. People want to help protect the earth and what a bonus…raise money for your favorite non profit.
Earth Day is April 22, and there is no better time than right now to raise money and protect our earth for future generations. Contact us to find out more.