The average American produces 1,704 pounds of garbage per year, roughly three times the global average, according to a new report by the research firm Verisk Maplecroft. I honestly thought it would be higher. With all the packaging, single use containers and leftovers gone bad each person is putting in their fair share of garbage. I've been privileged to live in areas where the community allocates its resources to reducing waste.
Part of AJR's mission is to reduce waste. Yes, that sounds counter intuitive since I make my money hauling the city's trash. But I get to use this business as a platform to impact my community with issues that are important to me. So, rest assured if I can find your items a new home I will.
Your items that no longer serve you can very easily be repurposed. For example, your bags of clothes that don't fit anymore are helping the houseless youth community because we donate clothes to youth shelters in Portland. We also donate clothes to domestic violence shelters.
Making a difference where I can!
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