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  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Promoting our Fun, Friendly Work Environment

    If you follow @ATRSrecycling on Instagram or are subscribed to our YouTube channel, you’ll know that while our main mission is to provide easy, convenient textile recycling solutions in our neighborhoods, we also have a (not-so) secret mission. We are serious about having fun at work! And with a warehouse full of recycled clothing, shoes and other donated household items, our team can’t help but get creative sometimes. This week our talented ...

    Posted at August 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 1 Comment
  • 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
  • ATRS Cares: We Are Giving Children Hope in Southern California

    By Audrey Masson, Guest Blogger and Summer 2014 #EcoArmy Intern Did you know? ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling programs support a network of over 24 charities nationwide. These organizations rely on this funding source to sustain local programs and services. Our partner in Southern California is Giving Children Hope, a non-profit organization that provides vital resources to vulnerable children and families. Since 1993 GCHope has promoted family sustainability, economic independence and ...

    Posted at August 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 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
  • ATRS Partners with Michigan Recycling Authority for a Greener Tomorrow

    By Cat Sutter, ATRS Michigan The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has collected recyclable materials from South Central Michigan since 1991. The WWRA’s 22-person Chelsea facility sorts, bales, and ships off materials to be recycled. They collect everything from newspaper and plastic bottles to motor oil and car batteries. But they’re making the world an even greener place by inviting the public to recycle unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles at nine ATRS ...

    Posted at July 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 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
  • CMO Commentary: That Fake Clothing-Donation Bin Might Not Be What You Think

    I'm the CMO for American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) and recently read an article by Refinery29 about Fake Recycling Bins. Kudos to Refinery29 (one of my fave fashionista go-to resources) for tackling this complex topic and generating great feedback in the comments feed. The badly stenciled bootleg bins featured in the article violate our company's tagline "Your Neighborhood Recycler" and are an unfortunate example of the "bad actors" in our ...

    Posted at July 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 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
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