SoCal Universities Combat Water Shortage by Making the Move2Recycle

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American Textile Recycling Service expands College Move Out campaign to 3 campuses in Southern California.

ATRS Staff Clears Textiles from On Campus ATRS Bin

It takes about 2,700 liters of water to produce the average t-shirt, roughly the same amount of water a person drinks in 3 years!

California’s nearly four-year dry spell is one of the most severe droughts on record. While residents have been asked to conserve water in their daily activities, college students across the state have pledged to combat the shortage another way.

The fourth annual Move2Recycle Campaign kicks off this month on campuses nationwide, sponsored by Southern California based American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS). Leading Southern California institutions including USC, UCLA, and The University of La Verne have pledged to recycle unwanted clothing, shoes and dorm room textiles during campus move out season in an effort to properly dispose of one the world’s last most renewable resources - textiles.

Each school will provide easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers on campus or at designated student residences to collect unwanted clothing, shoes, backpacks, sheets, towels and dorm room textiles of all kinds. Students, staff and faculty alike are encouraged to toss any fiber or cloth materials that will not be making the journey home for the summer.

It takes about 2,700 liters of water to produce the average t-shirt, roughly the same amount of water a person drinks in 3 years! Recycling textile materials provides long-term relief to the textile industry as goods are reused, repurposed and recycled instead of throwing away that huge investment. This small act directly impacts water consumption within the State of California.

Strong support for the campaign this year means more universities will meet sustainability objectives, take philanthropic action and cultivate a new generation of environmental stewards in the process. It’s a win win win! For a full list of participating university campuses please visit http://www.ATRScorp/Move2Recycle

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler. Its socially responsible business model provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers are available throughout Southern California, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Nashville, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Atlanta, Oklahoma and Colorado. For press inquires contact pr (at) atrsonline (dot)com.

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