This is an example of the heinous waste that goes on every day. These plants, which are wilted because they need water, are soon to be thrown into the dumpster to be compacted. That includes the pots. Donation is possible, theoretically, and is rumored to have been done in the past; but I've never seen it.
I should really be more aggressive in encouraging people to change their evil ways. Unfortunately when I suggest (and by suggest I mean walk around whining and bemoning the wanton waste and destruction) they rarely think it's worth talking about. Maybe one day the ball of responsible consumer development will start rolling here.
Viva la revolucion! Viva reduce, reuse, recycle!