Green Your Life recycling clothes

Published on April 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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How Many Clothes Do You Throw Away Each Year?

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Here’s a good reminder to reuse, recycle, upcycle, or donate your old clothes instead of throwing them away. This little infographic was created by USAgain using EPA data.

Need help finding where you can recycle clothes? USAgain’s got info on that for you on its website as well. Check it out & don’t throw any clothes out this year.

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About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • http://Howgreenaree-books? Martha Federle

    I think there is something missing from all this information. You covered the e-books vs. trees quite well, but what are the environmental costs associated with the other side of the issue? That would be the computer, the kindle or like reader, the resources consumed in the manufacture of technology, it marketing, sales, maintenance, operation, and eventually its disposal for a newer and better piece of equipment.

    Another aspect not mentioned is the fact that most trees used in the production of paper are quick-growing trees planted ,for this specific purpose, so it’s not like a giant redwood or sequoia or even oak tree is being felled to produce a paper book.

    • http://importantmedia.org/members/zshahan/ Zachary Shahan

      i think you’re replying to another post by mistake somehow..

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