Americans are on target to spend approximately $290B on apparel in 2014 and yet will keep only 21% of those purchases. According to the SMART Association only 15% of this apparel is reused, re-worn or recycled while 85% ends up in municipal landfill.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) kicks off its 2nd Annual Shop&Recycle campaign this month in partnership with a roster of green-minded shopping centers, malls and retailers nationwide. The month long initiative promotes sustainable shopping and charitable giving as families, high school kids and college-bound students head to stores during the third highest revenue-generating season of the year.
Easy, convenient ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers are available at shopping locations in 11 cities across the country. Participating retailers vary by city and include Simon Malls, Brixmor Properties, selected Sports Authority locations, Walgreens stores and Kohl’s. Every item donated benefits charities like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Susan G. Komen and Children’s Miracle Hospitals and directly funds local programs and services in each community.
See below for a list of green minded Back2School Shop&Recycle retailers:
Northlake Mall – Atlanta, GA
Salem Road Station - Covington, GA
Ingram Park Mall – San Antonio, TX
Conroe Outlets – Houston, TX
Conroe Food Mart - Conroe, TX
Ryan's - Conroe, TX
Conroe Cafe - Conroe, TX
Rancho Grande Supermarket - Conroe, TX
Apopka Commons – Orlando, FL
Hunter’s Creek – Orlando, FL
Walgreens (Select Locations) – Denver, CO
RiverGate Mall – Nashville, TN
Anaheim Marketplace – Los Angeles, CA
Sports Authority (Select Locations) – Dallas, TX
Kohl’s at Val Vista – Phoenix, AZ
Americans are on target to spend approximately $290B on apparel in 2014 and yet will keep only 21% of those purchases. According to the SMART Association, only 15% of this apparel is reused, re-worn or recycled while 85% ends up in municipal landfill.
Shoppers are encouraged to take action against these disproportionate numbers and ensure gently worn, outdated, unwanted textiles don’t end up in landfill during this key shopping season. By making back to school purchases at green-minded Shop&Recycle retail locations, shoppers will leverage their spending power sustainably and support charitable giving in the community.
To find an official ATRS Back2School event near you or a year-round clothing donation drop off location, call the 24-Hour Hotline 866-900-9308 or visit http://www.atrsonline.com/Shop&Recycle.