PlanetDonate is a planet-friendly clothing collection and recycling company that helps organizations raise money through the collection of unwanted clothing and shoes, shipping them to people who need them around the world.
How does it work?
Instead of throwing away unwanted clothing and shoes in the trash where they will add to the growing waste in out nation’s landfills, donate your items, give them a new life and raise money for Hopi!!! PlanetDonate has placed a collection bin on Hopi’s campus at the front of the turn around parking lot. Hopi will receive the proceeds from every pound collected throughout the school
What items can I donate?
clothing of all types and sizes
sneakers and shoes
hats, scarves, gloves, handbags, backpacks and belts
all bedding and linens
draperies and curtains
stuffed animals and dolls
What happens to the donated textiles?
Nearly 100% of the donated textiles are recycled. 45% is usable clothing, 30% is turned into wiping clothes and 20% is fiber conversion for insulation, carpet padding or seat cushions. The second-hand clothing market provides affordable clothing to those in need and encourages global entrepreneurship.
How are we making a difference?
Recycling textiles has a lasting, positive impact on our planet by curbing waste pollution. It decreases carbon dioxide emissions and the amount of harmful pollutants in our water supplies while preserving landfill space. According to the EPA, 22 Billion pounds of textiles are thrown into the trash in the U.S. each year. We can have an impact by recycling in a way that benefits Hopi and our planet!
Who can participate? Everyone!!!!!! Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. The collection bin will remain on the Hopi campus for the entire school year. The more items donated the more money Hopi makes!!!
For everyone’s safety, please do not donate during turn around hours!