A staggering array of gently used items like clothing, furniture, appliances, electronics and house wares — all ready to make their way to the local landfill. What a waste!
Throwing things away wastes raw material, energy and money — all of which are needed to make the stuff from scratch.
Plus throwing things away also hurts our environment by clogging land fills with non- biodegradable material and releasing hazardous toxins into ecosystem.
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Only about 2% of personal computers ever find their way to a second user. 85% end up in landfills.
Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing per person each year. Less than 2% is truly worn out.