Clothing Re-Use: Smart and Easy in Switzerland


Is there a system like this where you live? Last week, when visiting a friend in Brunnen, Switzerland, I met this used clothing drop-off bin, smartly located near the recycling receptacles next to the train station. The bins give commuters a convenient means of getting rid of metals, glass and clothes on the morning commute or drive out of town. Then, through the cooperative effort of organizations like Caritas and the International Red Cross, the duds go to people who can use them. Definitely easier than driving to Goodwill or scheduling a pick-up a month in advance with UCP. Compassionate, convenient, smart! ::

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