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Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

If you’re familiar with the secondhand clothing industry, you may have come across the statistic “70% of the world wears secondhand clothes.” It’s a useful figure to show that used clothing is a major part of the lives of billions of people, but what exactly does it mean? Let’s take a closer look. Industry facts … Continue reading

Green Cities: Urban Forestry in NYC, Chicago and Seattle

Green Cities: Urban Forestry in NYC, Chicago and Seattle

It’s easy to take them for granted, but trees are a living, breathing part of our communities. Trees are commonly associated with where the grow naturally: forests, fields, mountains, and other “natural” areas. Although trees aren’t immediately associated with cities, urban areas are where trees have some of their greatest benefits—and that’s often where they’re … Continue reading

Spring Greening

Spring Greening

Ah, spring. For those of us in the Midwest, it feels like it’s taking a bit too long to arrive, but when it finally does, many of us will head to our closets armed with a plastic bag and intentions of getting rid of everything we don’t need. Spring cleaning isn’t the most enjoyable part … Continue reading

2012: USAgain’s Year in Review

2012: USAgain’s Year in Review

It’s difficult to discuss USAgain’s 2012 recycling successes without mentioning the sheer volume of clothes, shoes and other textiles the company was able to divert from landfills around the country via the nearly 10,000 collection bins it operates in 17 states. Nearly 58 million pounds of textiles were collected, preventing the emission of 406 million pounds … Continue reading

Have a Very DIY Holiday!

Have a Very DIY Holiday!

The holiday season is a love/hate relationship for many people – we love visiting family and friends, and sometimes we receive gifts, but our wallets/purses often hate us for buying gifts for others. Many shoppers are out en masse searching for that perfect gift; one that is thoughtful and special to the person it’s intended … Continue reading