Southeast keeps clothing bins, gets r...

Southeast keeps clothing bins, gets ride of fabric storage structures

There are 1 comment on the Journal News story from Aug 17, 2009, titled Southeast keeps clothing bins, gets ride of fabric storage structures. In it, Journal News reports that:

SOUTHEAST - A measure to ban clothing donation bins throughout the town was defeated this week, though the supervisor said yesterday he is exploring alternatives to this "egregious situation." Supervisor Michael Rights and Councilman Dwight Yee voted in favor of eliminating the collection boxes, which some say have become an "eyesore" in ...

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Peter Flierl

Ewa Beach, HI

#1 Oct 11, 2009
Having clothing bins helps reduce the 8 billion pounds of used clothing that ends in landfills each year. From 1990 to 2003, clothing bin companies shipped 7 billion pounds of clothing and other textile products to customers in 100 countries. We have 40% of the world market for used clothing. It is a business that often gives a portion of its income to charities, but that practice varies from company to company.

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