|Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.|
The last time you drove away from a Goodwill donation center or walked out of our store with your purchases, we hope you left feeling good that your contribution put someone to work. But did you know that your donation also helps save the earth? It’s true!
Goodwill is proud to do our part to conserve our resources and save our planet. But how does donating a shirt or buying a set of dishes do that? Well, let us show you by using the 3 R’s:
Reduce. By donating your gently used items to Goodwill, you are reducing the amount of garbage that ends up in our landfills. Shoppers complete the cycle by purchasing these used items and extend their useful life.
Reuse. Donations are purchased and used by a shopper. It extends the life of an item, which reduces waste in industries like manufacturing and garbage disposal. Shoppers are able to reuse items and keep them in use longer, which means they stay out of our landfills.
Recycle. What if a shirt isn’t purchased or a stuffed animal taken home? Goodwill has a program for that too! We are able to sell some items for salvage, and those items are then recycled into new items or sent to other countries for processing or purchase.
So help people in your community, as well as the environment, by donating to Goodwill.