NATIONWIDE, USA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
To celebrate America Recycling Day, the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler will host a nationally coordinated series of community textile recycling events, joining thousands of local organizers across the country participating in the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) will be on hand to speak with the community and provide free on-site textile recycling services at the following locations: Kennedy Space Center at NASA in Orlando FL , The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City OK, The 4th Annual Diamond Bar Eco Expo in Diamond Bar CA, America Recycles Day at Georgia Tech in Atlanta GA, Grapevine Recycles Day in Grapevine TX, America Recycles Day in Gilbert AZ, Know Where to Throw in Tucson AZ, America Recycles Shoe Drive at four Arizona State University Campuses in Phoenix AZ, America Recycles Day at Amcor Corporation in Manchester MI, America Recycles Day celebration at Pennzoil Place and The Energy Corridor Recycles Day in Houston TX.
America Recycles Day takes place in the same month as Black Friday, the highest projected retail sales day of the year. As a nation, we spend about $282B on clothing in the USA each year. Remarkably, we only keep approximately 21% of these purchases. Once these clothes and shoes are outgrown, out of style or out of season, where do they go? Surprisingly, only 15% are donated, repurposed, resold or recycled. A whopping 85% still ends up in our local landfills. America Recycles Day is an important opportunity to share the message of textile recycling with the community.
“We are very proud supporters of American Textile Recycling Service’s America Recycles Day event series and commend their efforts to promote recycling in 11 cities across the nation. Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Currently our national recycling rate is 34.7 percent annually and collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President of Recycling at Keep America Beautiful.
America’s leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors of America Recycles Day are: Anheuser-Busch, Amcor, America Chemistry Council, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Rubbermaid Corporation, The Home Depot and Waste Management.
About American Textile Recycling Service
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler. Thru its socially responsible business model ATRS provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. ATRS Recyclers are available throughout Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe AZ, Nashville, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Atlanta, Oklahoma, Colorado and throughout Southern California. For press inquiries, contact pr (at) atrsonline (dot)com.
About America Recycles Day
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a strong national network of 1,200 affiliates and partners including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers programs and engages in public-private partnerships that help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through our actions, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit kab.org.