As people’s living standards are improving continuously, a lot of unused clothes have been stored in many families, and it will be a great waste of resources if they are disposed of as non-recyclable ordinary garbage.
Professional public welfare cooperative organizations have recycled and uniformly sorted these clothes. Clothes suitable for donation will be cleaned and disinfected by professional equipment and donated to the needed area; while professional environmental protection recycling treatment will be carried out for those that are not suitable for donation. For the whereabouts and disposal of donated clothes, a “Report on the whereabouts and disposal of donated clothes” will also be issued and published for donors’ inspection and supervision.
As a responsible enterprise, Concord New Energy not only provides clean energy for the society, but also bears in mind its social responsibility and actively carries out various social welfare activities. Recently, in alliance with professional public welfare organizations, the company held public welfare donation activities on the theme of “Environmental Protection & Public Welfare, Zero Abandonment of Old Clothes” throughout the group, which calls on all employees to donate clothes that are no longer needed are treated professional by professional organizations. The event set up a main venue at the group’s headquarters to take charge of donations from the headquarters and affiliated enterprises in Beijing, and sub-venues in 19 branches to take charge of donations from regional branches and project companies, with a total of 310 people donating 1636 kg of clothing. The donation event also received positive response and participation from cleaners and security personnel in the group’s office building. It is estimated that the reuse of these clothing is equivalent to a reduction of 5891.3 kg of carbon dioxide emissions and a saving of 9818.9 tons of water, as well as the decrease of 327.3 kg of pesticides and 490.9 kg of fertilizers using as well.
According to statistics, about 700 litres of ethanol can be produced from one ton of waste clothes. In China, there are about 26 million tons of clothes are thrown away every year, while the reuse rate is less than 10%, which results negative impact that is comparable with throwing away about most of the “Daqing Oilfield”. In fact, every old clothes deserve to be treated well. Rather than keeping them silent in the closet or corner, or even being abandoned as a source of pollution and waste, it is better to let them continue to shine wherever they need to, so that every old garment can play its greatest value.