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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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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