OUR GREENER TOMORROW

At American Textile Recycling Services, we are constantly working towards Our Greener Tomorrow. Use this blog for opportunities to attend local eco-events and support nonprofit organizations in your area, as well as gain easy green living tips and meet our new and outstanding team members.

  • 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