Small businesses are the backbone of any healthy economy. At Charter Recycling we do business with the suppliers of many entrepreneurs and small business people in South America, Africa, as well as parts of the U.S. The used clothing we collect from bins around the country is condensed into 800-1000 pound bales and sold for (more…)
A common myth about importing used clothing It’s a common misunderstanding that second hand clothing exports hurt the clothing industries of the developing nations that accept them. This is not only unfounded, but also doesn’t offer a comprehensive look at each country having it’s own unique cultural and economic dynamic. Why used clothing is banned (more…)
You probably know that at Charter Recycling we collect your used clothing, but did you also know we are an important part of the U.S. economy? The clothing we collect is exported to developing countries overseas, including Mexico, Africa, Central and South America. This creates and supports higher paying jobs in third world economies that (more…)
There are so many ways to give – your money, your time, your unwanted household items, and of course, your used clothing. In America we buy and give away more clothes than any other country. But when we drop our clothing into the collection bins we see in parking lots, what happens to them? What (more…)
TRUE. One pair of shoes weighs about a pound. But a pound of clothing is also 3 T-shirts, one dress, 9 articles of kid’s clothing, 3 towels, one backpack, or one sheet. It’s amazing how much can be bought by developing countries for just pennies.