Textile Recycler, based in Houston, Texas and a member of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the international trade association of the for-profit used clothing reuse and recycling industry, diverts more than half a million pounds of clothing and 10,000 pounds of shoes each week from landfills with the use of automated sorting systems.
As part of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Safety Stand-Down Day, recyclers showed their commitment to safety as a core value.
Keep America Beautiful and The Ad Council revealed the winners of its “I Want To Be Recycled” video contest, conducted in association with Zooppa.
When the economy droops it appears that almost everything else declines with it, including recycling.
According to a national survey, 70 percent of Americans surveyed say they are bothered by the amount of food wasted in the U.S. Most cite money lost as the leading cause for concern (79 percent), while nearly half of respondents also are bothered by others not having enough to eat (45 percent).
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Earth911 released the results of an online poll asking if the convenience of not separating recyclables is worth the possibility of negatively impacting the amount of recyclable materials.