Americans send millions of tons of clothes to landfills each year. Now, New York City is launching a campaign to recycle its citizens’ clothes before they reach the dump. Perhaps it is not surprising that New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world, generates a lot of fashion waste. New Yorkers throw 200 million pounds of clothing into the trash every year. That’s the equivalent of 440 Statues of Liberty. Those clothes end up in landfills, where they will sit for at least 200 years. In this story by Elizabeth Segran, she explores an effort to divert that waste. Read the full story at FastCompany.com.
Seriously, Stop Throwing Away Your Old Clothes
Published Wednesday Mar 13, 2019