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  • Top 3 Tips For A Sustainable College Move Out Month

    Hey college students, we have a shout-out for you. May is College Move Out month. The stats show you're recycling your dorm room paper, plastic, bottles and cans. But what about your bedding, clothing and shoes? Students nationwide throw away hundreds of pounds of textiles each spring, either to clear out their closets for “real-world” business attire or simply because they ...

    Posted at May 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 2 Comments
  • Guest Post: StyleCaster Helps Clean Out Your Closet

    Have you vowed to clean out your closet all spring, but still haven't found a way to finish? If our Earth Day segment on Great Day Houston got you inspired, here are a few more tips to help you complete the job. StyleCaster has you covered with a 10-step guide to clean out your closet. Be sure to recycle all unwanted ...

    Posted at April 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Earth Day Spotlight: ATRS Michigan Teaches Sustainability to Students

    This month, ATRS is participating in Earth Day events across the nation. These opportunities make a huge impact in helping us divert over 21 billion pounds of textiles from landfill every year. Our team members and volunteers do an amazing job spreading the word about how Clothing & Shoe Recycling impacts the environment. Here's how our team in Michigan is spreading the word amongst students and inspiring the next generation of environmental ...

    Posted at April 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Something Borrowed, Something… Green? Five Sustainable Tips for Tying the Knot

    While planning a wedding it’s easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. One of the most underutilized concepts is sustainability. There are multitudes of environmentally-friendly options that are easy on both the planet and your pocketbook. So we’re here to tell you that the rumors aren’t true: you can have your cake and eat it, too! Check out our five sustainable tips for summer eco weddings:

    Posted at April 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: The Story Behind the CMN Balloons

    Whether you are a parent or not, chances are you’re familiar with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This nationwide organization, widely recognized by its signature red, white and yellow hot air balloon supports research, equipment and - most importantly - patient care funding for a total of 170 children’s hospitals in several cities. ATRS is a proud partner and preferred supplier of Children's ...

    Posted at April 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon: We Rocked, Ran, & Recycled in Dallas!

    ATRS participated in our second annual Dallas Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon last weekend and it was another huge success! Collections totalled a whopping 2,300 pounds of discarded warm-up gear, clothing and shoes that otherwise would have been sent to area landfills. Our volunteer teams had a blast both on and off the 13.1 mile course.   Rocking at the Expo ATRS teams from both ...

    Posted at March 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 1 Comment
  • You’re Invited to Celebrate Earth Month With ATRS!

    The 44th anniversary of Earth Month is right around the corner. How will you be celebrating? ATRS is supporting eco-friendly events across the nation. Find one near you from the list below and please join us! Earth Day is officially April 22, but there are so many ways to go green all month long. Most community events are free and and fun for the entire family, with activities ranging from balloon animal contests to ...

    Posted at March 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 1 Comment
  • Five Secrets to An Ultra-Green Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras, the French phrase meaning “Fat Tuesday”, is a festive holiday celebrated throughout the United States between winter and spring. It is especially popular in the Southern regions, with the nation’s largest block party taking place in New Orleans. Traditionally, Mardi Gras serves as a day for Christians to enjoy fatty foods prior to the start of their fast for Lent, and its revelry has expanded to multi week-long Carnival-

    Posted at February 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Partnerships Help Our Loveable Four-Legged Friends

    From Olympians saving wild dogs in Sochi to dolphins being listed as “non-human persons”, ATRS is thrilled to see animals gaining the protections they deserve. But despite these giant leaps in 2014 alone, we still have a long way to go in achieving worldwide animal rights. Still, the future for our furry friends is bright as organizations like the Michigan Humane Society, the SPCA of Central Florida, and the Yavapai ...

    Posted at February 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Breaks Record With Pounds Recycled in 2013

    We've crunched the numbers, analyzed the data and tallied the score. ATRS is excited to announce the grand total of textiles collected and diverted from landfill was a whopping 33.5 million pounds! We're incredibly thankful to all the communities and neighborhoods that recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, linens and other textiles through ATRS. Because of your support we reached this record-breaking number! 33.5 million pounds of recycled material is ...

    Posted at February 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
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