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Borough of Folcroft Launches Community Recycling to Recycle Clothes and Reduce Waste
Date:2/5/2013

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

Today, the Borough of Folcroft in Delaware County, Pennsylvania kicked off a new partnership with Community Recycling to encourage textile recycling and reuse while lessening landfill usage. By aligning forces, the two organizations hope to inform residents about the power of reuse, reduce landfill usage, recycle clothing and make the community greener.

The new program will provide Folcroft residents a way to recycle items other than traditional curbside recyclables. Pulling clothes, shoes, bags and belts that are perfectly reusable from the waste stream and placing them in the textile bin allows Community Recycling to connect the dots and get the ‘stuff’ into the hands of those who need affordable options the most. It’s an easy way to reduce waste and increase diversion because everyone has ‘stuff’ in their homes.

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of textiles. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with all of the clothing collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable options. With more than 70% of the world’s population dependent on second-hand goods, reusing the extra ‘stuff’ we all have makes great sense.

"Despite the fact that textile recycling is the oldest and greenest industry, you would be surprised to know just how often slightly
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