19 Feb '12, 4pm

Textile Recycling Is Thriving in New York

Re-fashioNYC A bin for recycling clothing, flanked by two like-minded companions. Less than a year after introducing a textile recycling program in New York City, supporters have pronounced it a grand success. Last May, the city formed a partnership with Housing Works , a group that helps homeless people who are H.I.V.-positive, to pick up donated clothing at apartment buildings in one of the first large-scale consumer textile recycling programs in the country. The goal is to capture most of the 200,000 tons of apparel and other textiles that New Yorkers throw away each year but that could be reused instead and thereby reduce the city’s garbage disposal costs. At a City Council hearing on Friday, Department of Sanitation officials reported that over 50 tons of textiles were donated in the first six months of the program. That amount is expected to multiply to more than 300...

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Textile Recycling Is Thriving in New York

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Re-fashioNYC A bin for recycling clothing, flanked by two like-minded companions. Less than a year after introducing a tex...

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