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UW RHA Participates in National Clothing Drive

March 10, 2011
Students sorting donations
UW students collected clothing that was donated to Goodwill Industries. (RHA Photo)

The University of Wyoming Residence Halls Association (RHA) collected 127 pounds of donated clothing from students during a recent national clothing drive.

During the recent three-day SustainU oneSHIRT national collegiate clothing drive, student volunteers from universities and colleges throughout the United States collected bags of clothing from on-campus residents and students in their communities.

Collected items were donated to Goodwill Industries to benefit their back-to-work programs. Any clothing that cannot be resold will be recycled by Goodwill.

The average American disposes 68 pounds of clothing every year, which represents 4 percent of the solid waste stream in the U.S.  In addition, clothing occupies about 5 percent of all landfill space.

RHA works to minimize waste through efforts on campus and through the residence halls recycling program, "When You Move Out, Don't Throw It Out."

To learn more about the university's SustainU oneSHIRT National Collegiate Clothing Drive visit http://www.sustainuclothing.com/one-shirt/.

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