25 Jul '11, 2pm

Clothing #recycling helped this charity bring in over $200K to help fund...other charities. How they did it:

Clothing #recycling helped this charity bring in over $200K to help fund...other charities. How they did it:

Campus California uses money made from the sale of donated clothing to fund the Richmond Vale Academy and development projects around the world. Photo courtesy Campus California In 2009, textiles accounted for 5.2 percent of the municipal waste stream and only 13.8 percent were recycled. That means about 10.8 million tons of clothing and textiles ended up in the landfill. The thing is, much of the clothing that ends up getting tossed can actually be reused or salvaged by non-profit organizations like Campus California to raise money for good causes. Campus California began in 2000 as a school that recruited and trained volunteers for development projects in Africa. A clothing collection program was started as a sustainable way to raise funds. The school closed last year, but the collection program remains to help fund partner organizations that continue development program...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/25/campus-california-clo...

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