Get involved in Waste Reduction Week #2

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week #2

Did you know that 95% of clothing sent to landfill could be reused or recycled?

Donating your used clothing and other textiles keeps waste out of landfills and supports important community programming.

Visit afterwear.ca to learn more and find a clothing donation site near you. #TextileTuesday #WasteReductionWeek

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week

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Get involved in #WasteReductionWeek by learning more about how organizations like Diabetes Canada, Salvation Army Thrift Store Canada, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada recycle your used clothing and other textiles to fund important community programs across Nova Scotia.

Visit afterwear.ca to find a donation site near you!

Textile Waste a Growing problem

Textile Waste a Growing problem

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Textile Waste a Growing problem

The average Canadian throws away over 80 pounds of textiles every year. In Nova Scotia, that waste will end up in landfills that are expensive to create, maintain, and eventually replace.

It is so easy to change this, and you can do your part today. Organizations throughout Nova Scotia keep used textiles from the landfill by accepting them in charity bins generally found in public locations like the parking lots of shopping centres.

Organizations like Diabetes Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Salvation Army, accept textile donations and use revenue from the recycling of your used clothing and other textile products to fund the important programs they run here in Nova Scotia.

Protect the environment, extend our landfills, and fund important community programs right here at home by donating today.

Click here to find a donation box near you!

Just One Thing You Can Do to Save the Planet!

Just One Thing You Can Do to Save the Planet!

Here is One Thing YOU Can Do to Help the Environment

We all want to find the ways we can contribute to the global effort be responsible and improve our treatment of the environment.

The fast fashion industry which has grown to a $96 billion-dollar industry has had a huge influence on society. Many of us now wear clothing for a few seasons and then dispose of it, ready to follow the new trend. And of course our tastes, our bodies and our needs change.

AFTeR members currently help divert 8,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill and into reuse every year. We want more of those textiles and it can happen with your help!

Much of our clothing is made from polyester or a combination of mixed fibres. Polyester is a petroleum product and doesn’t biodegrade. Yes, just like those plastic bags we are trying to get rid of!

In Nova Scotia we all send about 38,000 tonnes of our waste textiles to our landfills every year even though much of that textile waste can be reused or recycled.

Instead of continuing to send your used clothing to the landfill just take a moment and donate it to AFTeR members (see our donate page). We will make good use of the textiles you no longer use while funding critical programs for Nova Scotians in need.