“According to the EPA, Greenpeace, The New York Times, and a few other resources, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States. In other words, we throw away a lot of clothes in this country. However, only 2.62 million tons were recycled, and 3.14 million tons were combusted for energy recovery. The rest was shipped off to the landfill. An even crazier statistic, the average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothes each year.”
Happy Earth Day from all of us here at Yobel Market! We are so thankful for this beautiful world we live in and have the responsibility to steward. As a business, we try to be as aware as possible of the impact and footprint we have in our space. And of course, we partner with businesses that are doing the same, doubling the effect of intentional decisions to be environmentally friendly.