EDIT: The update, with H&M's promise to fix this, is in this reply.
Maybe the report will cause them to do something more responsible... although I do sort of understand why they might do something like that, as a customer of theirs, I don't approve of it.NYTimes said:Wed be glad to take unworn coats, and companies often send them to us, said Colleen Farrell, a spokeswoman for New York Cares.
More than coats were tossed out. The H & M thing was just ridiculous, not only clothing, but bags and bags of sturdy plastic hangers, Ms. Magnus said. I took a dozen of them. A girl can never have enough hangers.
H & M, which is based in Sweden, has an executive in charge of corporate responsibility who leads the companys sustainability efforts. On its Web site, H&M reports that to save paper, it has shrunk its shipping labels.
How about all the solid waste generated by throwing away usable garments and plastic hangers? Ms. Magnus asked in a letter to the executive, Ingrid Schullstrom. She volunteered to help H & M connect with a charity or agency in New York that could put the unsold items to better use than simply tossing them in the trash. So far, she said, she has gotten no response.