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Textiles are the next frontier in recycling for cities looking to cut waste

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About 85% of the clothes we discard ends up in the landfill, but some municipalities are trying to change that.

It started with a blue sock. I pulled it off and realized it had a big hole in the heel. I balled it up and was about to test my athletic skill by attempting a long, basketball-style shot into a waste can when I paused.

Was that the right thing to do? Shouldn’t my sock go somewhere else?

 

Research led me almost immediately to Claudia Marsales at the City of Markham, a senior waste manager so committed to recycling she has been dubbed “the Queen of the Heap.” By Havard Gould. Read more.

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October 30 2015 – STA Travel Australia is working with charitable organisation, Soles4Souls Australia to raise awareness of the struggles facing disadvantaged men, women and children both locally and abroad, and encourage people to donate their kicks for a cause. Tara Sena-Becker Read more.

H&M Is Offering $1 Million Prize For New Recycled Clothing Ideas

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25 August 2015 – STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental impact, boost its ethical credentials and address looming shortages of raw materials. Anna Ringstrom Read more.

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