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Social Enterprise transforming the Recycling Business in the US: Social enterprise making an impact on the recyc...

Social Enterprise transforming the Recycling Business in the US: Social enterprise making an impact on the recyc...

A prominent social entrepreneur from South Florida, Jay Katari, is planning to launch new thrift retail stores across the United States in an attempt to transform the American recycling industry. The dual objective of this effort is to provide used clothes, household products and other items at an affordable cost to low income groups in the country and at the same time, prevent these usable products from filling up the country's already overflowing landfills. The U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste says that on average an American citizen throws away more than 68 pounds of textiles and clothing every year. Clothes and other rejected textile products constitute about four percent of the total municipal solid waste in the country. Jay Katari's South Florida Textile Recycling, Inc. is determined to change these figures. Jay Katari's social enterprise made its humble beginnings in ...

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