Earth911 Weekly Roundup: March 19-23

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We revisit the biggest, best and most buzz-worthy stories of the week that was…

 

4. Don't Toss Old Kicks! Donate Them to Charity

Photo: Soles4Souls
Photo: Soles4Souls
Photo: Soles4Souls
Photo: Flickr/striatic
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Jenna Spevack
Photo: Flickr/401K

Americans throw away approximately 760,000 tons of shoes and clothing each year, according to the U.S. EPA.



But Nashville-based nonprofit Soles4Souls wants to find a second life for unwanted footwear, distributing 17 million pairs of shoes to people in need in over 127 countries since 2005.



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