Many secondhand stores are bursting with t-shirts, especially single-use promotional shirts you’d get at events like races, conferences, sporting events, or fundraisers. Inspired by research we came across from the OR Foundation, we explore what happens to many single-use shirts that don’t sell at thrift stores and the impact they have on clothing waste around the world.
The OR Foundation recommends four ways to to reduce the environmental impact of single-use t-shirts.
Respun buys and recycles your old t-shirts.
This TED animation video breaks down the life cycle of a t-shirt
How to make a no-sew market tote bag with your old single-use t-shirts
How to make a no-sew turban headband with a t-shirt
Three steps to make a cat tent from a t-shirt
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