Green Tip: Find Someone to Take Your Old Threads

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American throws away about 80 pounds of clothing every year. Additionally, the BBC says the global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, accounting for about 10 percent of global carbon emissions and nearly 20 percent of wastewater. 

To help combat this, use the recycling programs offered by several retailers. Companies such as Patagonia will purchase, refurbish and resell gently worn clothes.