It’s Greener in Texas: Simon Malls Joins Shop&Recycle Campaign for Back to School

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Four Simon properties hosted clothing donation drives, sponsored by American Textile Recycling Service this month.

Shop&Recycle at these Simon Mall locations in TX

This is a great opportunity to shop for premium brands while learning about all the good that textile recycling does right here in the community, says Amy Holland, ATRS Community Relations Advocate.

As Back to School shopping season continues with tax free weekends, promotions and big discounts nationwide, several premier shopping malls in Texas have pledged a greener shopping experience for customers as they scoop up the latest trends and fall fashions for that all important “new look.”

For the second consecutive year, Simon Property Group has joined the Shop&Recycle Campaign, sponsored by American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS), to provide easy, convenient drop off destinations for gently used, out of season, unwanted clothing, shoes and team wear while they shop for new gear.

Four premium mall locations in Texas are hosting sponsored events throughout the month of August to encourage shoppers to clean out their closets and buy something, recycle something as they save big on this season’s must haves. Distinctive ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers are onsite at Irving Mall in Dallas, The Shops at Arbor Walk, The Arboretum Shopping Center and Gateway Shopping Center located in Austin, TX.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend approximately $26.5 billion on apparel and shoes each year for students grade K-12. ATRS partners with leading fashion malls, retailers and property managers nationwide to educate shoppers about the importance of leveraging their spending power during this peak season and shopping sustainably in the communities where we all live, work, shop and play.

"This is a great opportunity to shop for premium brands while learning about all the good that textile recycling does right here in the community," says Amy Holland, ATRS Community Relations Advocate and a passionate green recycling fairy. "A big thanks to Simon Properties for hosting permanent donation bins at these fashion malls so our residents and families can shop and recycle year-round."

ATRS green fairies have been onsite at the Simon Property Group mall locations in Austin and Dallas to share information about recycling, take selfies and hand out fun, family friendly prizes throughout Tax Free Weekends to over 600 area shoppers.

To learn more about the items accepted in ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling bins or find a drop off location near you, please visit the ATRS website or call the 24-Hr Hotline 966-900-9308.

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and a leading member of the S.M.A.R.T. Association. 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 Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Nashville, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Atlanta, Oklahoma, Colorado and Southern California. For media inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.

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