Put the “reduce, reuse, recycle” slogan into even better practice—donate more and thrift often. There’s something unique and fullfilling about heading to a thrift store and finding a unique piece of clothing that fits your style perfectly. But did you know how thrifting is good for the planet ?
One of thrifting’s biggest advantages for the planet is that it keeps clothes out of landfills. People now more than ever are recognizing that the clothes they no longer want will make much more of an impact when donated and brought to thrift stores, rather than tossed in the garbage. When clothes are thrown away, they sit in landfills for hundreds of years. Especially now that a lot of clothing is made out of synthetic material that won’t degrade, these clothes tossed into landfills take up a vast amount of space and contribute to the greenhouse gases plaguing our planet. Even clothes made out of organic materials won’t biodegrade properly in landfills and will output methane gas. When customers donate clothes and shop secondhand with us, they’re playing a great role in keeping clothes out of landfills.