At Recycle for Change, we want to empower everyone to be a part of positive change in the world.
Recycle for Change was started with the idea that it not only makes sense to transfer surplus from our part of the world to people and countries in need, it is also the right thing to do. Why should we throw perfectly good clothes out to rot in landfills when, on the other side of the world, there are people wearing only rags? Most of us realize that we have a great deal of excess and a genuine problem with waste and overconsumption.
Today, Global Warming is an accepted fact. People worldwide are feeling the real cost of feeding a growing planet and to face the reality that oil and natural gas resources are limited. Humanity’s perspective on recycling has also considerably changed in the past decade. Not long ago, second- hand clothing was only for those who could not afford to buy new clothes.
But now an overwhelming growth in consumerism has resulted in people throwing out much more clothing - often before it is worn out. It goes against our sense of logic and morality to see items being discarded when they still have value. Thus we have seen an impressive growth in clothing recycling as more and more people are actively seeking to buy second-hand clothing.
With those ideas in mind, Recycle for Change works to mobilize people and resources to support important sustainable development in the poorest parts of the world, and at the same time to preserve our planet’s resources through the promotion of textile recycling.
We provide an opportunity for people to
drop off their surplus clothing
to be reused, through collection boxes placed at publicly accessible locations throughout California. The clothing is collected, packed and sold, generating money to support the training of volunteers working in the poorest parts of the globe.
Promoting sustainability in California is a very important mission. In order to secure a healthy and prosperous future for all people, we must protect and preserve our planet’s natural resources.
It’s of vital importance that the development in the poorest parts of the world is sustainable as well, so that the growth can continue, and people can continue to improve their lives