For this year's National America Recycles Day on November 15, don't forget about the importance of reusing and recycling textiles. According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), a global organization of companies involved in the reuse and recycling of textiles and related secondary materials, the average U.S. citizen throws away 81 pounds of clothing each year. Why does this matter? Ninety-five percent of textiles, even if they are worn out or torn, can be recycled - yet only 15 percent get donated/recycled, with 85 percent of used textiles ending up in landfills.
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