Monday, February 20, 2012

Recycling for charity in NYC

Less than a year after introducing a textile recycling program in New York City, supporters have pronounced it a grand success.
New Yorkers throw away 200,000 tons of apparel and other textiles that each year.  Last May, the city formed a partnership with Housing Works, a group that helps homeless people who are H.I.V.-positive, to pick up donated clothing at apartment buildings in one of the first large-scale consumer textile recycling programs in the country. 

Over 50 tons of textiles were donated in the first six months of the program!!!

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