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  • How Your Old Clothes Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas

    In the three decades I have been involved with recycling, I never dreamed we would be using Textiles and Greenhouse Gas in the same sentence. However, recent media attention has made us all much more aware of the science and synergy between the elements that surround us, what we ingest (such as food or medicines) and the natural resources we consume. The need to divert textiles from our community landfills and the ...

    Posted at March 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • A Common Thread: Queen Creek Residents Launch First Curbside Textile Recycling Program

    We were delighted to attend the SMART annual convention in Phoenix this week, especially because we were able to meet some of the faces behind the textile recycling program launched by the town of Queen Creek, AZ. Speaker Ramona Simpson, Environmental Programs Supervisor for Queen Creek, was on hand to share details about this new program, called “Do More Blue”. Thanks to Do More Blue, residents can now recycle unwanted ...

    Posted at March 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Five Secrets to An Ultra-Green Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras, the French phrase meaning “Fat Tuesday”, is a festive holiday celebrated throughout the United States between winter and spring. It is especially popular in the Southern regions, with the nation’s largest block party taking place in New Orleans. Traditionally, Mardi Gras serves as a day for Christians to enjoy fatty foods prior to the start of their fast for Lent, and its revelry has expanded to multi week-long Carnival-

    Posted at February 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Partnerships Help Our Loveable Four-Legged Friends

    From Olympians saving wild dogs in Sochi to dolphins being listed as “non-human persons”, ATRS is thrilled to see animals gaining the protections they deserve. But despite these giant leaps in 2014 alone, we still have a long way to go in achieving worldwide animal rights. Still, the future for our furry friends is bright as organizations like the Michigan Humane Society, the SPCA of Central Florida, and the Yavapai ...

    Posted at February 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Breaks Record With Pounds Recycled in 2013

    We've crunched the numbers, analyzed the data and tallied the score. ATRS is excited to announce the grand total of textiles collected and diverted from landfill was a whopping 33.5 million pounds! We're incredibly thankful to all the communities and neighborhoods that recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, linens and other textiles through ATRS. Because of your support we reached this record-breaking number! 33.5 million pounds of recycled material

    Posted at February 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 1 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: ATRS Arizona Welcomes Two New Team Members

    We're on the move and growing in Arizona and pleased to welcome two new recycling advocates to our team. The role of our community relations advocates is to reach out to businesses, property managers and their local communities to spread the word about our innovative recycling programs. They also serve as liaisons to our non-profit partners in each region. Both of our newbies bring fresh experience and ideas to the table. They'll be helping ...

    Posted at February 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Green Gift Guide: 5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away: do you know what you’re doing for that special someone? If not, there’s still some time to get a game plan together, and we have the perfect starting point for you! Whether you are shopping for your partner, kids, or friends, our Green Gift Guide features five eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional choices. 1. Heartfelt DIYs

    Posted at January 31, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 2 Comments
  • ATRS and Jurupa Valley High School Clean Up in Southern California

    Last Saturday morning, our California team woke up bright and early and trekked over to the Jurupa Valley High School by 8 a.m., armed with four bright orange bins and a portable tabling stand. What did they get out of the next four hours? A huge community turnout and a successful event partnership with one of America’s top collection and disposal organizations! Jurupa Valley, ...

    Posted at January 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Come Rock, Run and Recycle In AZ with Us This Weekend!

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is coming to Phoenix this weekend, and we want runners and spectators of all ages to join in on the recycling fun! The race kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, where you can visit over 60 different companies for information and freebies. If you bring your unwanted clothes and shoes to donate at our booth, you’ll be ...

    Posted at January 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • AZ-Based Nonprofit Partner Sedona Recycles Kicks Off 2014 With Large Grant

    ATRS is proud to share the amazing news of a grant recently received from one of our nonprofit partners in Arizona, Sedona Recycles. For over 20 years, Sedona Recycles has been providing northern Arizona with resources and guidance for what, where and how to recycle. Accepting everything from paper and plastic to electronics, this organization is fully committed to reducing the amount of post-consumer ...

    Posted at January 10, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
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