Our Environment

  • Winthrop University Student Wins ATRS Recycling Most Outstanding Intern Scholarship Award

    (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) debuted its Marketing Internship program this past summer and selected 4 high achieving students from over 25 applicants to participate in its "EcoArmy" pilot program. This month, the winner of the Most Outstanding Intern Award was surprised on campus by the delivery of an oversized "big check" scholarship award in the amount of $1,000. Audrey Emilie ...

    Posted at October 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Environment | 3 Comments
  • The What, Why & How of Textile Recycling: SMART Association Infographics

    Donate, Recycle, Don't Throw Away Infographic courtesy of SMART Association. The Secret Double Life of Donated Textiles   Infographic courtesy of SMART Association. Why Recycle Textiles?

    Posted at May 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Environment | 3 Comments
  • Designing With Sustainability in Mind at ATRS

    ATRS recently hosted it’s first annual Open House and Tour. We were able to welcome many textile and waste management industry professionals to our corporate headquarters. One of the tour highlights was our fabulous new office furniture from Steelcase. We thought we’d give some insight into our decision making process for choosing Steelcase because our efforts in creating a greener tomorrow don’t end at textile recycling. There are a few things that any business has to ...

    Posted at October 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Environment | 0 Comment
  • The Circular Economy Explained

    The Circular Economy Explained

    Posted at July 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Environment | 0 Comment
  • ATRS is Gearing up for Earth Day Across the U.S.

    Earth Day is right around the corner! We've got a ton of events lined up in our neighborhoods and we're super excited about it. Check out the events listed below to see where you can join in the fun and environmental awareness. What is Earth Day? The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970, where 20 million Americans are credited with launching the ...

    Posted at April 10, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Environment | 0 Comment
  • Textile Recycling: New Life for Old Clothes

    Did you know that nearly 100% of donated clothing is recycled? Even the torn, ripped, and stained textiles are repurposed as wipe rags, seat stuffing, thread, and many other everyday cloth uses. So you ask, "What about the clothing and textiles that are still in pretty good condition? What happens to those?" The second-hand clothing market is booming! Both in the U.S. and abroad, the desire for American name-brand clothing creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to ...

    Posted at February 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Environment | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Hosts 1ST Annual Pre-Fiesta Silent Auction to Benefit Center on Independent Living (COIL)

    ATRS San Antonio presents the first annual Inaugural Pre-Fiesta Silent Auction and Fundraiser, for Center on Independent Living (COIL)!  Say that three times fast!  The much anticipated event is going down on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 from 6pm-8pm. at Rumi Lounge and Grille 12730 NW Military Hwy Ste 110.  You can look forward to bidding on goodies from City Base Cinema, Sea World, Tilted Kilt, Crystal's Tutu Cute, Val's Cupcakes, Otra Vez Couture, Scentsy, Reaching ...

    Posted at April 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Our Environment | 0 Comment