Here at Timberland, we’re always thinking of ways we can be better Earthkeepers. That is why we are proud to announce our partnership with Community Recycling, an organization dedicated to advancing the awareness of recycling for reuse.
Did you know that it takes 2,900 gallons of water to grow the amount of conventional cotton required to make one pair of jeans? The US alone generates 22 billion pounds of clothing and related waste each year, and the EPA rates the recycling of clothing and shoes as better for the environment than the recycling of glass and plastic combined. These facts present a challenge, but also offer a huge opportunity.
So we’re teaming up with Community Recycling to make it super easy for you to repurpose your no-longer-loved wearables.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
The next time you shop at Timberland, whether at a store or online, you’ll receive a card. This card will give you instructions on how to donate your used clothes, shoes and accessories (they don’t have to be Timberland gear) in a box or bag through Timberland and Community Recycling. Using this information, you’ll simply:
1. Print a free UPS shipping label
2. Pack up your gently-used gear (maybe repurpose that Timberland box or bag as your mailer)
3. Drop off the package at your nearest UPS location