Re: greenyes-d Digest V99 #368
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 16:54:23 EST

Having visited a vast Goodwill Store near Santa Cruz as part of a Waste
Conference, I am not sure that these traditional stores have any concern for
reuse or recycling at all. The usable items were allowed to stay on the
racks for only a few days before they were movedout to overseas markets.
Sorting was very minimal. There was no repair. No attempt to form textile
reuse firms that might take some for local use. Vintage and other great items
easily went through the hands of low wage workers without oversight. My
guess is that there is very little returned to the real community. Who
receives the goods overseas and does anyone check those profits? Sue Nelson,
Los Angekese