Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textiles, apparels, footwear, to be recycled in New York
Textiles, apparels, footwear, to be recycled in New York
06
Jul '10
A Wearable Collections clothes recycling bin is seen inside EPIC Residences, Thursday, July 1, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Summer Moore)
A Wearable Collections clothes recycling bin is seen inside EPIC Residences, Thursday, July 1, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Summer Moore)
New York city is all set to introduce one of the largest textile recycling programs in the city, from the month of September, with an objective to make donation of apparels as simple as throwing them away.

As per the statistics of the Environmental Protection Agency, each American pitches around 10 pounds of socks, shirts, jeans and sheets per year. In New York, around 190,000 tons of textiles were thrown away in the year 2008.

Under the projected program, 50 collection bins would be placed in high traffic areas. A 10-15 year contract with a non-profit company, to be responsible for these bins, is being bided by the city. Goodwill Industries International is among the list of firms, which is bidding on the contract.

As per the Director of the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling in New York, Robert Lange, throwing apparels away is easier than recycling those. All used and old, stinky sneakers and torn garments or sheets can not always be recycled.

But, these garments and sheets can be recycled through several ways. This program of recycling apparels could turn into a nationwide moment, if this campaign sees success, said officials.

This program would generate jobs along with clearing some area in the landfills of the nation, said Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance based in Washington, DC, Brenda Platt.

She estimated that, the textile industry generates 85 times more jobs than landfills, after profiling 20 textile recycling companies.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Michael Kors

Fashion | On 25th Jul 2017

Michael Kors to acquire Jimmy Choo

Global fashion luxury brand Michael Kors Holdings Limited has reached ...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jul 2017

VF Corp posts $2.4 billion revenue for Q2 2017

VF Corporation has recorded revenue of $2.4 billion, up 2 per cent,...

Textiles | On 25th Jul 2017

Egypt signs agreement with UNIDO for cotton production

Egypt has signed a €1.5 million ($1.74 million) cooperation agreement ...

Interviews View All

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X