GOOSE CREEK, SC – The Berkeley Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosted a special celebration honoring Earth Day today that included includes giveaways and demonstrations. The community event is designed to get people to make recycling part of their everyday routine and learn new ways to reduce, restore and reuse.
Shoppers got to take part in do it yourself demonstration stations, and get some special Earth Day snacks in addition to special discounts.
Free reusable bags were another perk, according to officials. The goal is to raise attention to the growing need for affordable housing in the Lowcountry. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore proceeds go back into housing projects.
“We just like to promote it on Earth Day because we do it every day. We’re keeping stuff out of the landfills, we love to give new life to things, we like to see people recycle their goods rather than throw them away.”
Anyone who makes a donation in April will receive at 20 percent off coupon for their next ReStore purchase.
The ReStore accepts donations from individuals and businesses with proceeds from the store going to building much-needed affordable housing for people across Berkeley County.
In 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash. Recycling/composting kept a whopping 87 million tons of material out of landfills nationwide in 2013.