Green Living

  • ATRS Green Gift Guide: 5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away: do you know what you’re doing for that special someone? If not, there’s still some time to get a game plan together, and we have the perfect starting point for you! Whether you are shopping for your partner, kids, or friends, our Green Gift Guide features five eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional choices. 1. Heartfelt DIYs

    Posted at January 31, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 3 Comments
  • Five Manageable Eco-Resolutions for 2014

    When making New Year’s resolutions, the anticipated time, energy and sacrifices associated with choosing eco-friendly solutions can be intimidating. But going green doesn’t necessarily have to mean making drastic lifestyle changes: there are plenty of small things you can do in the coming year that add up to make a big impact! Use these five tips to kick-start your new year as an eco-activist or supplement ongoing environmentally-friendly initiatives. Then, follow our

    Posted at January 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Stay Sustainable This Holiday Season With ATRS’ “Green” Gift Wrap Tips!

    As the holidays are quickly approaching, ‘tis the season to stock up on wrapping paper and gift tags to help surprise our friends and family. For most households, these gift wrap essentials end up littering the floor before being swept into a trash bag and carted off to the nearest landfill. This year, however, ATRS wants to challenge you to make more eco-conscious wrapping decisions. To avoid wasting ...

    Posted at December 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Third Annual Sponsorship of Katy YMCA Turkey Dash

    For the third consecutive year as official sponsors, the ATRS green team and volunteers were out in force early on Thanksgiving morning at the Katy YMCA Turkey Dash As always the Kids Recycling Race was a huge hit.  Kids raced to complete the recycling course in record time and won prizes from our toy grab bag (all recycled of course!).  A record breaking 10 official runners represented ...

    Posted at December 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Events,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Market Team Manager Robby Milner Talks About His Wild Ride

    Guest blog entry by Robby Milner Early Beginnings Before joining ATRS I knew very little about the recycling industry. I did the normal separating and donating at home. However I had no idea of the magnitude and complexity of the textile recycling industry and how clothing, shoe and household textiles are collected, graded, sorted and redistributed behind the scenes. It has been a fascinating journey so far. We moved to Arizona from South Africa ten years ago where ...

    Posted at November 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • State Of Texas Alliance For Recycling Visits ATRS

    A brightly colored van pulled up in front of the American Textile Recycling Service Headquarters in Houston and out poured 40 eager attendees from the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Summit 2013. The group was part of the STAR Annual Convention, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston from October 13-16, 2013. ATRS was pleased to exhibit at the conference, participate as guest speaker, and host the official ...

    Posted at October 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Gets Ready to Rock, Run and Recycle In Music City

    Get ready to rock, run and recycle this weekend in Nashville.  The Rock ‘n Roll Women’s Half Marathon event in Nashville starts and finishes at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The cross streets are 5th Ave & Demonbruen Street.  American Textile Recycling Service will be on hand to ensure all dropped running gear along with unused ...

    Posted at September 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Community Advocate Julie Henry Tells her Story

    It’s not often you have the opportunity to work professionally at something you feel passionately about and are already committed to in your personal lifestyle. Becoming a Community Relations Advocate for American Textile Recycling Service was that opportunity for me. It was an easy choice. Just The Thing From an early age I can remember traipsing to garage and estate sales with my mom. She would buy the oddest things and bring them home, very proud of ...

    Posted at September 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 1 Comment
  • Behind The Scenes at New York Fashion Week

    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week #NYFW has just ended in New York City and with it a flurry of models, stars and flashing cameras at the famed Lincoln Center. Oh the glamour of it all! The garment industry uses this twice-yearly platform to launch new lines, connect with magazine editors and promote the brands we all love and aspire to buy. But what does it ...

    Posted at September 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • California Sets Ambitious Goal to Reduce Waste by 2020

    Did you know? Many states across the nation have set ambitious waste reduction goals to be met by 2020. For example, the California State Legislature and Governor Brown set an ambitious goal to reduce its solid waste by 75 percent by 2020. In order to meet this AB 341 75% Initiative California residents must move about 22 million more tons of recyclables out of the local waste ...

    Posted at June 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 2 Comments
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