Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Why Thrift Shopping at Goodwill is Great for the Planet

In recent years, thrift shopping has grown in popularity as a budget-friendly way to find unique secondhand clothing and household items. But did you know that thrift shopping also promotes environmental sustainability? Here are a few ways you can make a positive impact on the planet and your community by thrift shopping at Goodwill.

Keep clothing and other items out of landfills

When you shop at Goodwill, you’re helping to divert millions of pounds of usable items from landfills. Instead of becoming unnecessary waste, donated clothing and household goods are sold in Goodwill stores, where they can be reused and repurposed over and over again.

Extend the life of clothing

Are you looking for ways to make your wardrobe more earth-friendly? Goodwill’s donate-resale model helps to extend the life cycle of usable goods by collecting clothing, handbags, accessories, and much more and selling them at affordable prices in Goodwill stores. Thrift shopping at Goodwill supports a sustainable lifestyle by helping shoppers give clothing and other items a new purpose.

Upcycle used items in DIY projects

Thrifted finds also make for creative DIY projects! Many thrift shoppers enjoy repurposing ” nearly new” items such as glass jars, furniture, or fabric found at Goodwill stores. By upcycling used items instead of purchasing new ones, you can save money and create something far more personal and unique.

Give back to the community

Goodwill’s stores and boutiques help to support job training programs, employment placement services, and other important community-based programs. Every item purchased at Goodwill’s store or donated to a donation center helps to create employment opportunities and social services that make a difference in someone’s life. In the past year alone, Ohio Valley Goodwill helped more than 3,400 individuals receive skill training, career development, job placement and life enrichment opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Thrift shopping at Goodwill is a great way to lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle! Goodwill makes it simple to reduce, reuse, and repurpose gently-used clothing and household goods. Best of all, thrift shopping at Goodwill supports our mission to provide job opportunities for individuals with disabilities, veterans, and others facing barriers to employment.

Making a difference for people and the planet is as easy as heading to your nearest Goodwill store or donation center! For a complete list of our stores and donation center locations, visit www.goodwillbargains.com.