First, reuse has a significant effect on the reduction of waste. Each time JDM Sorting reuses a single hanger, it is helping our planet stay as healthy as possible. Imagine hangers stuffing landfills for more than 1,000 years, where it will take that long for the plastics to deteriorate. While the hangers sit there, they are seeping out harmful chemicals into our soil.

At the same time that hanger reuse confronts the challenges of waste reduction, the process is also helping to create jobs and reduce the cost of doing business. The retailers and garment vendors who partner with JDM Sorting to reuse plastic hangers enjoy significant savings by purchasing used hangers rather than new ones.

Some other benefits:

  • Hanger reuse keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream.
  • Hanger reuse advances source reduction, meaning that less new plastic hangers will be manufactured, threatening to end up in landfills.
  • Hanger reuse preserves the “embodied energy” that was originally used to manufacture an item.
  • Hanger reuse reduces the strain on valuable resources, such as fuel, forests and water supplies, and helps safeguard wildlife habitats.
  • Hanger reuse creates less air and water pollution than making a new item or recycling.
  • Hanger reuse results in less hazardous waste.
  • Hanger reuse saves money in purchases and disposal costs.
  • Hanger reuse generates new business and employment opportunities for both small entrepreneurs and large enterprises.
  • Hanger reuse creates an affordable supply of goods that are of excellent quality.