02 Dec '12, 3am

New York City to Recycle Clothing, Shoes, Textiles Starting This Fall | Ecouterre Worship the Ground You Walk On (c)

New York City to Recycle Clothing, Shoes, Textiles Starting This Fall | Ecouterre Worship the Ground You Walk On (c)

The city, which is looking to install 50 clothing-collection bins in high-traffic areas, is currently taking bids for a 10- to 15-year contract with a nonprofit organization that will be responsible for them. Besides the usual suspects (Goodwill et. al.), would-be overseers include Wearable Collections , a New Jersey-based textiles-recycling group that picks up clean clothing, shoes, and hats for resale to impoverished countries at reduced costs. Unusable togs like your tattered highschool sweatshirt are recycled as work rags or converted into fiber for mattresses and sofas.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/new-york-city-to-recycle-clothin...

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