Environmental impact of textile waste
Waste Reduction is our Primary Focus with all Clothing & Shoe Donations to help find a new owner for them. The Clothing & Shoe Donations that do not find a new owner will be the only items that end up being Upcycled into industrial shop rags or recycled. This is why our sorting of Clothing & Shoe Donations is very important. Our full focus is to Reduce – ReUse – Upcycle – Recycle (In that order)! We do not export clothing to Developing countries as dumping grounds like some other companies do, Yes Some items are exported by bulk buyers but exported for ReUse and not as a dumping ground, We do our best to keep the majority of items in the United States we feel there’s plenty of households in the United States in need that would be happy to ReUse your unwanted Clothing & Shoes, By using USA Based Upcycling & Recycling firms it helps create and maintain jobs in the United States. We’re proud to be Home Based in Saginaw Michigan, and Serving Bay City Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Flint Michigan, Frankenmuth Michigan, Midland Michigan, Birch Run Michigan, Clio Michigan, and many more small communities all over the lower part of Michigan.
Thank you for supporting the New Day ReUse charity based in Saginaw MI helping reduce Textile waste & Reuse program to help those in need
Fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool, and linen. What can you do with these fibers when you’re finished wearing them, sleeping on them, or draping them over your windows?One way to benefit both your community and the environment is to donate used textiles to recycling organizations. Most recovered household textiles end up at recycling organizations, who sell or donate the majority of these products. The remainder go to either a textile recovery facility or the landfill.
Textile recovery facilities separate overly worn or stained clothing into a variety of categories. Based on data from the Council for Textile Recycling, it was estimated that 1.3 million tons of textiles in clothing were recovered for recycling in 2009. Some recovered textiles become wiping and polishing cloths. Cotton can be made into rags or form a component for new high-quality paper. Knitted or woven woolens and similar materials are “pulled” into a fibrous state for reuse by the textile industry in low-grade applications, such as car insulation or seat stuffing.
Other types of fabric can be reprocessed into fibers for upholstery, insulation, and even building materials. Buttons and zippers are stripped off for reuse. Very little is left over at the end of the recycling process. The remaining natural materials, such as various grades of cotton, can be composted.
Sails are incredibly strong, durable and are made to withstand the forces of nature. But they are no longer made of natural materials, man-made Dacron and performance sails are not bio-degradable and if they end up in landfill will probably stay in their current state for many years to come.
This is an unhappy end for a sail that has lived a life of adventure on the ocean wave and an unhappy story for the planet.
Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. New Day Reuse can help find new owners for your unwanted clothing & shoes.
Options for your unwanted textiles
Many options are available for your unwanted Clothing & Shoes. You can donate them to a local charity, Many local charities offer free donation pickup to help ease the process of donating your unwanted items from around the house or business, donate them to local charities helping the Homeless, Women’s shelters, Foster care organizations, local churches. The majority of cities around the world have small stores & boutiques that purchase or consign unwanted textiles to help find them, new owners, Online marketplaces such as Ebay, Poshmark, Facebook marketplace, Mercari, Depop, and many more great textile re-homing pages are available. But no matter what you do please don’t throw your unwanted Textiles into the garbage. REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE Clothing Recycling & Shoe Recycling