Tagged with Clothes Recycling

Green Your Campus Move Out

Green Your Campus Move Out

Every spring, on campuses around the nation, change is in the air. The grass gets greener and blossoms begin to flourish around famous landmarks. The majority of students will breathe in the sweetness of their new surroundings just long enough to say goodbye before stuffing their cars to the brim with boxes from overflowing dorm rooms. Let’s be … Continue reading

The carbon neutral movement

The carbon neutral movement

It might not make sense to say the world runs on carbon, but almost everything the world runs on—like gasoline and coal—emits millions of tons of carbon. Ideally, the world will one day function with very little or no carbon emitted, but there’s no switch that can be flipped to immediately make the world carbon … Continue reading

2012: USAgain’s year in review

2012: USAgain’s year in review

It’s difficult to discuss USAgain’s 2012 recycling successes without mentioning the sheer volume of clothes, shoes and other textiles the company was able to divert from landfills around the country via the nearly 10,000 collection bins it operates in 17 states. Nearly 58 million pounds of textiles were collected, preventing the emission of 406 million pounds … Continue reading

How heavy is that T-shirt you’re wearing?

A Fashion Staple’s Heavy Impact on the Global Environment It’s winter again. Time to pull out your heavy wool sweaters and pack away those T-shirts. We all have our favorites – in fact, most of our T-shirts are probably piled in a closet, jammed in the bottom of drawers, emblazoned with logos from sporting events … Continue reading

Back 2 school clothing shopping infographic

Did you know that the average American family will spend $246.10 on clothes & shoes per child this back-to-school shopping season? Considering that the EPA estimates 11.1 million tons of clothes & shoes are trashed in the U.S. each year, what are American clothing spending habits like at the start of a new school year. Do we buy new, used or nothing at all?

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Eight insane facts about textile recycling

No matter what side of the Atlantic you represent, the extent of personal textile waste is staggering. One battle that both Brits and Americans are losing is the battle against textile waste. Learn why it’s time for a textile recycling revolution. The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is only about 3 years. The … Continue reading

Let’s celebrate World Environment Day on June 5

Through World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development. World Environment Day is also a day for people from all walks of life to … Continue reading

Recycle your unmentionables

There are a lot of things you can do with an old sock, but what about those unmentionables?  For those of you who are truly committed to recycling, how do you recycle your underwear? Here are some tips from USAgain, the clothing recycler and reseller, on how to avoid tossing old underwear and bras in … Continue reading