CR Campus and Community Recycling Engage Colleges & Universities to Recover Millions of Pounds of Re-Usable and Re-Wearable Material

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Campus Clothing Conundrum Connected in the Spirit of Sustainability.

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Partnering with sustainability driven companies like Community Recycling reinforces the important message of reuse to our students and teaches them about the impact each one of us can have by choosing to reuse.

It’s more than just finals week at campuses around the country. Students, faculties and staff are readying for the steamy summer months ahead as they plan move out/clean out days on site. Community Recycling, a for-profit recycler of textiles, knows that textile waste, such as clothes, shoes, bags, bikes, and related accessories, are a huge burden for colleges on move out days and created a program specific to this audience. CR Campus works to create education, awareness and social connectivity so that all of the material that doesn’t make it home by plane, train or automobile, gets responsibly REUSED throughout the globe.

“CR Campus offers students convenient and easy ways to make the choice to join the REUSE Movement when the semester ends,” said David Kinsey, VP of Partnerships at Community Recycling. “ The message of reuse and sustainability resonates with the values and civic pride that students have, and we are looking to experience excellent waste diversion successes across the board.”

George Washington University, American University, Georgia State, Elizabeth City State University, Montclair State University, Temple University and Rider University have all pledged to join the Reuse Movement with CR Campus. That involves over 127,400 students cumulatively enrolled. With a conservative estimate that each student will have at least 15 pounds of unwanted/no longer needed clothes and other things, which could account for a recovery rate of over 1,911,000 pounds of perfectly reusable and re-wearable goods.

One thing is certain; increasing the convenience of clothing recycling is a critical step toward increasing recycling activity and reducing overall waste. CR Campus caters to the specific needs of each campus, the residence halls, students, faculty and the surrounding community in an all out effort to keep things safely out of trash’s way. With a full arsenal of marketing ideas, press tools, flyers and other social media, each campus sets the stage for great clothing recycling achievements.

“CR Campus allows students moving out of all Temple University residence halls to recycle for reuse, all of the ‘unwanted stuff’ they have accumulated over the course of the academic year,” said Kathleen Grady, Director of Sustainability, Temple University Office of Sustainability. “Partnering with sustainability driven companies like Community Recycling reinforces the important message of reuse to our students and teaches them about the impact each one of us can have by choosing to reuse.”

“At GW, Green Move Out Day is only made possible through the support of an unprecedented partnership of students, staff, faculty, and partners like Community Recycling,” said Ronda Chapman-Duer, The George Washington University Office of Sustainability. “ This year, Green Move Out, a major initiative, will surpass last years efforts of about 90,000 pounds of clothing, shoes, and bedding.”

Community Recycling holds REUSE at the core of their mission, literally reinventing how people do clothing recycling. With the US EPA stating that every US Resident throws away about 70 pounds of clothing each and every year. Adding a world of convenience, social connectivity, transparency and the overall good feeling of clothing recycling, Community Recycling is creating a network of People Recycling for People.

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit textile recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Visit us at for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

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