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Dear Big Box Store:

It has come to light that clothing companies such as yours are dumping brand new or slightly used clothing by removing tags and slashing material (See Marks Dumpster clip, CBC Ottawa Morning, www.cbc.ca/ottawamorning/). The justification for this action is that name brand clothing in good condition might be found, and dishonest customers could attempt to return the merchandise to the store.

As an environmentally-conscious consumer, I urge you to change this wasteful policy, and make this clothing available to charities or non-profit organizations that could put the clothing to good use.

Your return policy, which makes it easy for customers to return any merchandise, needs to change. I support a stricter return policy, and an innovative solution to the problem of bogus returns. For example, store tags could be marked in some way that would alert employees to a piece of clothing that had been donated rather than sold.

I urge you to be proactive, and become an environmental leader in the big box community. As a consumer, I would gladly support a store that had the courage to act, despite your policy challenges. Until I see evidence of positive change, I will no longer be shopping in your stores.

Please help keep good clothing out of our landfills, and put them into the hands of people who truly need them. Stop the waste.

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Jerome SweeneyBy:
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