More than 11.1 million tons of textiles -- mostly clothes -- are thrown away every year and end up in landfills. Nearly 100 percent of clothing is recyclable and can be donated to charity; plus, many garments are repairable. Your local dry cleaner can do more than clean clothes -- many can replace or repair zippers on jackets, sweaters and your favorite pair of jeans. They can shorten shirtsleeves. And some can even re-dye faded sweaters and shirts so they look almost brand new. The best part? Repairs are inexpensive, fast and save you money in the long run.