At Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, sustainability is a year-round focus.
Your donations help someone find a job,
strengthen our communities and preserve our planet.
GOODWILL'S RECYCLING MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Step 1 | Recovery
We actively promote donating as a form of recycling, giving Arkansans an easy, environmentally friendly, recycling option instead of landfilling their unwanted items. In the last year, we have expanded our recovery process to include home pick up options, which provides recycling service to groups who might not have access to transportation.
Step 2 | Reuse
The resale of donated items gives unwanted items a second life. These affordable items directly benefit local communities and the environment by reducing material consumption. This step has been a key component to our mission.
Step 3 | Recycle
When reuse is no longer an option, we recycle. We are continually exploring ways to further expand our recycling options to include new categories not previously processed.
Step 4 | Reinvest
The revenue generated through our reuse & recycling program is reinvested directly into the local communities that partner with us. This added 4th step sets us apart from what others in our industry are doing in recycling. We have expanded our reinvestment step in the past 2 years with the objective of greater impact on Arkansas communities.
of products were kept out of landfills, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of retail items were sold, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of textiles were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of books were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of metal were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of cardboard were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of toys were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of e-waste were recycled, by #GoodwillAR in 2021.
of textile waste is generated by the average American, per year.
of water can be saved by donating or buying a used shirt from #GoodwillAR.
of water can be saved by buying a used pair of jeans from #GoodwillAR.