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  • ATRS Cares: Giving Back to Our Communities

    Were you one of the many thousands of shoppers during Back2School season this month? Then chances are you encountered an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling bin and met one of our friendly green fairies. Thanks to overwhelming support from readers like you who participated in our Shop&Recycle campaign, we collected several thousand pounds of gently-used, outgrown, unwanted clothing, shoes and much more. Here’s how your donations helped support our local charitable ...

    Posted at August 22, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events,Our Partners | 1 Comment
  • Five Green Tips for Going Back to College

    It’s back to school time, and with that comes big college plans for an amazing year! How can you green your campus lifestyle and create the lowest possible impact on our environment? Bring a smile to your university’s Office of Sustainability when you adopt one or all of our five green back to college tips for a great school year: Walking ...

    Posted at August 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: ATRS Michigan Team Wins Market of the Year 2014

    A big congratulations to our ATRS Michigan team, winners of the Market of the Year 2014! Manager Paul Koich led the group - including Cat, Pat and Mike - to this honor. Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Regalado surprised them with the plaque at last month's Corporate Conference in Houston. Here are just a few of the winning strategies this group of high achievers has implemented in the Mitten State for a greener tomorrow:

    Posted at August 1, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 2 Comments
  • Get Ready for Back2School: Shop&Recycle With ATRS!

    Planning your family’s Back To School shopping schedule? Don’t leave ATRS off your list! Look for Shop&Recycle events in the neighborhoods where you live, work & play. Join the fun at a shopping center near you and share the importance of a sustainable lifestyle while cleaning out closet space for all the fall fashion trends. Your unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and dorm room or household textiles are so needed by someone else. Scroll down to find ...

    Posted at July 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • Budget-Friendly Tips for a Greener Summer: Our Staff Picks

    Between constantly-running air conditioning units and lots of travel, summer is often the least-sustainable season across the country. Add to that the fact that ATRS offices are typically located in warm cities and there is the potential for our employees to have an increasingly-large footprint between June and September. So how do we stay sustainable during the heat and humidity? Read some Green Summer Tips from our eco-pros: 1. Share Your Wares Michael Weber, Chief Financial ...

    Posted at July 10, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Debbie Buckner Wins Community Recycling Advocate of the Year 2014

    Each of our 11 markets is served by a team of dedicated Community Relations Advocates. These individuals seek new locations to provide easy, convenient textile recycling solutions in neighborhoods across the nation. They are active community members who serve our municipalities, property managers, business owners and local charitable partners to make this free service possible. Each year, we highlight someone whose efforts and passion stand above the rest. We are proud to award this ...

    Posted at July 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 2 Comments
  • ATRS College Move Out Month Educates, Empowers and Enlists Students Nationwide

    For many young adults, college brings the first opportunity to live on their own. From moving personal belongings on campus to purchasing their own towels and sheets, they accumulate tons of new clothing, shoes and dorm room linens. But what happens to these textiles when it’s time to fly home or load up into a small car? That’s where ATRS College Move Out Month comes in. This year, ATRS College Move Out Month spanned ...

    Posted at June 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • Guest Post: Chairitee Collaborates With ATRS to Create Upcycled Headbands

    Have you ever wondered what happens to that old shirt once its recycled? Or how artists create upcycled products? Julie Bartos, the founder of upcycled hair tie and headband company c.HAIR.i.TEE, is our newest eco-collaborator! She recently toured the ATRS Houston facility, rescued a selection of our donated garments and created a collection of upcycled headbands inspired by her visit. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at ...

    Posted at June 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Congrats to ATRS MBA Grads from University of La Verne

    It’s graduation season and we’re proud to announce that two of our California team members are walking the stage. Both earned their Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of La Verne this spring. They also made their university a greener place by enrolling the campus in our annual College Move Out Recycling Program. Congratulations to ATRS MBA Grads Fonta Stavropoulos and James Angelopoulos, who are both inspiring individuals:

    Posted at June 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Rock, Run, Recycle with ATRS Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in San Diego

    Hey Southern California, are you ready to Rock, Run and Recycle? Join us in making the Rock 'n Roll San Diego race a greener event by recycling your unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles this Friday through Sunday! All participants including runners, friends and family have two easy recycling options at the event: Option 1: Drop Off at The Expo

    Posted at May 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
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