â€œClothes the Loop NYâ€ campaign is in conjunction with â€œAmerica Recycles Day,â€ Nov. 15.
Communities across the state of New York are teaming up to encourage residents to donate and recycle their unwanted clothing and other household textiles. In conjunction with “America Recycles Day” on Nov. 15, the “Clothes the Loop NY” campaign is led by the New
York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3), in collaboration with the
Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) and the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 12 million tons of used clothing and household textiles are discarded across the U.S. annually, while only 2.25 million tons are recovered for reuse or recycling. NYSAR3 has formed a coalition of nonprofit charitable organizations, including the Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries, and for-profit used clothing companies to help residents keep textiles out of the trash. Recovering these materials will produce environmental, economic and social benefits across the state.
Visit the NYSAR3 website for information on what and where to donate.