Excitement and Celebration at Grand Opening of Planet Aid Flagship Recycling Facility

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Planet Aid invited the public to tour its new flagship facility in Milford, Massachusetts during a Grand Opening Celebration. The 136,000 square foot facility will process more than 20 million pounds of textiles each year, reducing municipal landfill costs and environmental impacts.

Wayne Michaud of Planet Aid leads a tour of the new recycling facility in Milford.

This is a wonderful business model, and we are very excited to have Planet Aid in Milford. — Barry Feingold, President and CEO, Milford Area Chamber of Commerce

More than 100 individuals and the press from the Milford, Massachusetts community joined Planet Aid in celebrating the grand opening of the new flagship recycling facility at 47 Sumner Street.

“We are happy to have our friends and neighbors from the community celebrate with us and tour our new site and get a sense of the work that we do both here and worldwide,” said Wayne Michaud, Regional Manager for Planet Aid.

The newly renovated 136,000 sq ft space, which had been formerly unoccupied, is the largest of the 14 Planet Aid facilities across the nation, and will play a vital role in helping increase the recycling of clothes and shoes regionally, while reducing waste and lowering municipal landfill costs.

Barry Feingold, President and CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce lauded Planet Aid’s work during the event. “A nonprofit organization putting people to work, supporting the local town, and at the same time giving back,” said Feingold. “This is a wonderful business model, and we are very excited to have Planet Aid in Milford.”

Planet Aid moved its warehouse and processing facility to Milford from nearby Holliston, where it had been processing about 20 million pounds of clothes annually. The larger Milford facility will allow Planet Aid to expand and improve its operation and achieve greater impact on the local environment. Since 1997, Planet Aid has collected more than 1 billion pounds of textiles, which it has sold to domestic and international used clothing processors and vendors. The net proceeds from the sale of the clothing fund development projects to improve conditions of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform, mobilize and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress. It is incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts and recognized as a tax-exempt charity under IRS code 501(c)(3). For more information on Planet Aid and its work, visit http://planetaid.org.

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