April 19, 2010

Litter Bug

To celebrate Earth Day, vintage clothing retailer Buffalo Exchange is partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to show consumers how to properly dispose of and recycle their trash. You see, each year we inadvertently kill or injure any number of wild critters who snuffle and peck their way through our garbage.

On April 24 the company is holding a Dollar Day sale with proceeds from all $1 items benefiting the HSUS’s “Don’t Trash Wildlife” campaign, as well as three wildlife centers that rescue and rehabilitate wild animals.

There's more. You can also get the good karma flowing by bringing unwanted fur garments (hand over the mink, ma) to any of its stores between now and Earth Day (April 22). Purged pelts will be donated to wildlife rehabilitators who use them to warm and comfort orphaned and injured wildlife. If that isn't turning a sour old bucket of moldy lemons into a big and delicious pitcher of sweet lemonade, I don't know what is. More than 200 rehabilitators from across the United States and Canada currently participate in this ingenious, heart-warming “Coats for Cubs” program.

If you're looking for a place to recycle your hip (emphasis on hip) clothing - and make a few bucks in the process - Buffalo Exchange is the perfect re-sale store for you. The company has locations in 14 states including Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Texas. And while you're dropping off your pre-owned fashions, be sure to pick up a “Don’t Trash Wildlife” flyer with practical tips on how to correctly discard plastic six-pack rings, fishing line, food containers/wrappers and other nasty trash.

Click here to learn more about how to rinse and recycle, cut or crush, fish it out, close and cover, and pack it in/pack it out, to help save critters from your litter.

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