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  • Communities Help Recycle Record-Breaking Pounds in 2014

    Yes, we’ve done it again! 2014 was another year of record-breaking pounds at ATRS for clothing & shoe recycling nationwide. Thanks to you - the communities, businesses and families that support our programs - we collected and diverted 35.5 million pounds of textiles from the landfills in our neighborhoods. This new record exceeds the total pounds recycled during our first five years of business, and beat out last year’s tally by a grand total of 2 ...

    Posted at January 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • CMN Partnership: Texans Fund More Miracles Through Recycling

    It’s amazing how sometimes the smallest act helps preserve the planet while simultaneously doing good for children in our communities. ATRS and Children’s Miracle Network have partnered to help touch the lives of more needy kids seeking treatment and medical miracles. And with your help, the partnership is expanding throughout the State of Texas. Childrens Miracle Network is a nationwide organization co-founded by philanthropist ...

    Posted at January 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Five Sustainable Tips for a Clean, Green Winter

    Winter is a challenging time for many communities to think and act green. For residents in colder climates like our neighbors in Michigan, it can be difficult to maintain a sustainable lifestyle during this peak energy consumption season. After all, most of us are tempted to crank up the heat on cold nights and could not live without the modern conveniences of refrigerators and other energy consuming appliances. But there are still plenty of ...

    Posted at January 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 2 Comments
  • Get Ready to #RockRunRecycle at RnRAZ 2015

    It's 2015 and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series starts off with a bang in just a few weeks. The first race is RnRAZ in Phoenix, running January 16-18 and we want to see you there! Look for us at the Health & Fitness Expo and on the Course. As always, all unwanted running gear, clothing and shoes will be recycled to keep the race clean and green. Join us and take sustainable ...

    Posted at January 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • DECK THE HALLS: ATRS Markets Compete for Best Holiday Decor

    With just six days left until Christmas, Team ATRS has spent the past week preparing across the nation for Santa’s arrival. When our market managers weren’t busy supporting local charitable organizations or keeping textiles out of community landfill, they were rallying their teams to deck the office halls in red, white and (of course) green. SoCal vs. Nashville - ...

    Posted at December 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • ATRS GREEN GIFTING: Giving Warmth Through Recycling

    By Cat Sutter, guest blogger and community advocate in Michigan As we all know, preparations for the holiday gift giving season often begin months in advance. The gifts we present to our loved ones represent weeks or months of thought and planning prior to the unwrapping.  Last week the ATRS Michigan team had the pleasure of delivering beautifully hand-crafted pet quilts to the furry critters at Michigan Humane Society. This long awaited ...

    Posted at December 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • Give Back to Get More: Resolve2Recycle for the Holidays

    The annual GivingTuesday signals the start of the holiday philanthropic season. There are so many local charitable organizations and families in need of support at this time. Luckily, ATRS makes it easy to contribute to 22 different nonprofit organizations – and get something back for your good works – when you Resolve2Recycle for the holidays. Give Back Most ATRS donators know that each ...

    Posted at December 5, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING: Tips for a Green Gifter’s Holiday

    Your stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but that doesn’t mean you’re quite ready for old St. Nick to arrive! It’s almost 2015 and that means holiday preparations aren’t complete without your Green Gifters list. No matter what type of celebration your family is planning, our green elves and fairies can help you prepare for the most festive of seasons. Here are our tips for wrapping up a green-minded holiday:

    Posted at November 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 1 Comment
  • Cast Your Vote: Who Will Win the Race2Recycle at Turkey Dash?

    As families fire up their ovens and prepare the feast on Thanksgiving morning, Team ATRS gears up for sponsorship of the 12th-annual Katy YMCA Turkey Dash! This popular Houston community event draws over 6,000 participants and raises funds for much needed YMCA programs and services, including scholarships for child care, swim lessons, sports leagues and so much more. The Katy YMCA Turkey ...

    Posted at November 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • ATRS CARES: Team ATRS Gets Fancy for Charitable Fundraisers

    You’ve seen them suited up as green fairies and elves, promoting the mission of textile recycling in our communities. You’ve met them at marathons, Earth Day cleanups and back-to-school fests. ATRS employees are passionate about their advocacy roles in our neighborhoods and work tirelessly all year. Last week our SoCal and Atlanta teams both traded in their “Recycle Here” tee shirts for fancy black tie attire and LBDs to help two charitable organizations raise funds ...

    Posted at November 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 2 Comments
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