Goodwill Goes Electric
Our planet’s finite resources are being stretched to the breaking point. But here, in the environmentally conscious Bay Area, Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties is leading the way. Environmental sustainability has always been at the heart of our mission. For instance, in 2019 we diverted 34 million pounds from local landfills largely through selling and recycling textiles—the clothes you donate at one of our 26 donation centers—and refurbishing computers and electronics.
And that’s just a start. All of our employees receive extensive training in environmental sustainability best practices, and some jobs are dedicated completely to sustainability methods such as those in our ReCompute program, in which employees learn how to disassemble computers and electronics, refurbishing them for sale in our stores or on our e-commerce site. In 2019, largely due to the success of our ReCompute program, Goodwill diverted over 3.3 million pounds of electronics from local landfills.
“The sustainability of our community and planet depends on all of us. It is our responsibility to take concrete steps to keep our neighborhoods healthy and free from pollutants, our oceans pristine, and our coastlines clear of toxic waste.”