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Holiday Retail Returns Are Contributing to Landfill Problems

Holiday Retail Returns Are Contributing to Landfill Problems

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If you purchase gifts from a major retailer, and they are returned they are likely to end up in a landfill.

Major retailers has assess the cost for returned items and repackaging them. If it's cheaper for the retailer to throw out returned goods rather try to resell them, they end up in the trash.

A like-new item or piece of clothing might be able to be resold at full cost,...