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Levi’s Expands Recycling Initiative

Levi’s Expands Recycling Initiative

Levi Strauss & Co. has expanded its clothing recycling initiative to all Levi’s mainline and outlet stores in the US. Annually, Americans discard more than 28 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles. About 85 percent — 24 billion pounds — end up in landfills, Levi’s says. The … Read more »

cradle to cradle

Cradle to Cradle Product Awards Announced

Ecover, Mosa, Trigema and I:CO have won Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awards for their products and systems encouraging recycling and reuse. Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Awards went to Ecover, Mosa and Trigema for their closed-loop and Cradle to Cradle product design. Ecover, which makes ecological cleaning products, was … Read more »

Community Recycling

Community Recycling Helps Universities Divert 1.9m Pounds From Landfill

George Washington University, American University and Georgia State are among the eight universities that have joined Community Recycling Campus’ Reuse Movement and expect to generate some 1.9 million pounds of reusable clothes and goods as students move off campus for the summer. Community Recycling, a for-profit textile recycler, says the … Read more »

The North Face Apparel Recycling to ‘Clothes the Loop’

The North Face has launched a pilot clothing take-back/recycling program called Clothes the Loop, aimed at keeping billions of pounds of apparel and footwear out of landfills. The program works like this: customers can drop off used clothing, hats and footwear from any brand in any condition at bins in … Read more »

H&M Launches Global Clothing Recycling

H&M has partnered with I:Collect (I:Co) to launch a clothing collection initiative next year, the fashion retailer has announced. Beginning February 2013, customers will be able to donate used garments — any piece of clothing will be accepted, of any brand — at all H&M stores in the chain’s 48 … Read more »