|… is good for the environment.|
I would rather give things away than sell them. It is so much easier and stress free. Therefore our local thrift shops are the recipients of a lot of our stuff.
In doing research on various agencies accepting donations, Linda came across the following information about how giving to thrift shops diverts things from the waste stream and lowers your carbon footprint.
"When you donate to us you help the environment by responsibly processing your clean, gently used possessions for reuse through our thrift stores.
Each year, our program diverts more than 48 million kilograms of clothing, household items and electronics from Canadian landfills.
This translates into a savings of 876 million kWh of energy while reducing our donors’ carbon footprint by 120 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.
This is equivalent to driving a car 43,000 times around the globe or saving 8.6 million trees."