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  • CMO Commentary: Is There a Battle Over Bins?

    I am the chief marketing officer for American Textile Recycling Service and was interviewed last week by the Detroit News for a story entitled “Clothing resellers in Michigan battle over bins.” Many similar articles have been written by publications all across the nation, most of them with an eerily familiar tone and feel. In fact, the wording and phrases are exactly the same. They sound like reprinted press releases. Kudos to Francis X. Donnelly for doing his own research, allowing ...

    Posted at May 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • 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
  • How Your Old Clothes Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas

    In the three decades I have been involved with recycling, I never dreamed we would be using Textiles and Greenhouse Gas in the same sentence. However, recent media attention has made us all much more aware of the science and synergy between the elements that surround us, what we ingest (such as food or medicines) and the natural resources we consume. The need to divert textiles from our community landfills and the ...

    Posted at March 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • A Common Thread: Queen Creek Residents Launch First Curbside Textile Recycling Program

    We were delighted to attend the SMART annual convention in Phoenix this week, especially because we were able to meet some of the faces behind the textile recycling program launched by the town of Queen Creek, AZ. Speaker Ramona Simpson, Environmental Programs Supervisor for Queen Creek, was on hand to share details about this new program, called “Do More Blue”. Thanks to Do More Blue, residents can now recycle unwanted ...

    Posted at March 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners,Our Team | 0 Comment
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