Used Textile ReUse and RePurpose Made Easy!

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WE CAN BE GREEN TOGETHER AND HELP OTHERS

Do you have unwanted or excess clothing that you will no longer use or need? Instead of throwing it away and polluting the Earth, we can assist you to get rid of it and in the process together help people locally and around the globe. All you have to do is to drop it off in one of Green Inspiration BC’s collection bin containers and we will take care of the rest. 

Green Inspiration BC offers an environmentally friendly solution for your unwanted clothing. We collect and process the garments collected in our bins and find ways to reuse them in order to fully utilize them.
Clothing in good condition is delivered to some developing countries where locals are given access to more affordable garments. A small portion of the collected items, those that are not in usable condition, are going through the process of recycling giving old clothes a brand new life and reducing the amount of waste going into landfills.

We make it easy for you:

• Convenient hours – the bins are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
• Easy access locations – placed all over the Lower Mainland
• Fast and easy process – simply leave your unwanted clothes in any of our bins; no preparation of the textile is needed

BY SUPPORTING CLOTHING REUSE YOU HELP:

• Reduce the need for landfill space
• Reduce the use of virgin resources (cotton, wool)
• Save Energy
• Reduce the demand for dyes and fixing agents
• Support the development aid work of partner organizations

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Clothing and household textiles make up 5% of the waste stream.
  • The manufacturing of nylon emits nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with a carbon footprint 310 times that of carbon dioxide.
  • Cotton, found in most clothing, is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world. It takes 1/3 of a pound of pesticides to make 1 t-shirt.
  • Dyeing textiles requires a huge amount of water, and its fixatives often flow into rivers and sewers.
  • Rayon, derived from wood pulp, often relies on clearing forests to make way for water-hungry eucalyptus trees, from which the fiber is derived.

Both nonprofit and for profit bin operators use the same revenue model and the collected clothing runs through the same commercial channels. As a for profit operator, we are able to be more flexible and invest into well trained personnel, better service, more frequent pickups and a customized software. We constantly need to push ourselves to be our best in order to provide much needed resourses to our local charity partners. Without what we do they will be deprived from an important part of their funding; funding that allows them to focus on  what they do best-helping the communities we all live in.

Latest news

Green Inspiration BC has managed to brainstorm new version of bins that are completely safe, and unable to be broken into.

Pavel Lalev, a Manager with Green Inspiration BC, is celebrating. His company operates bins that collect used clothing and shoes, diverting textile waste from landfills with pr...

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Green Inspiration is back on sites within Delta

City of Delta has approved the Securr manufactured Green Inspiration collection bins and has allowed us to put our bins back on sites within Delta.

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Clothes Swap! What a great idea to repurpose and reuse the clothing we no longer need!

We are glad we were part of this event and we always stand behind such wonderful ideas, which promote keeping used clothing out of the landfills and giving them a second cha...

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