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RECYCLE MY UNDERWEAR? WHAT?

Posted on June 13, 2019

RECYCLE MY UNDERWEAR?  WHAT?
 

RECYCLE MY UNDERWEAR?  WHAT?

YES, YES YOU CAN! 

Today, recycling is not just a fad, it’s a way of life for many.  We hear all the time “I hate just throwing my undies away” and we feel you, we hate throwing things away that could be reused or repurposed too.  So, we are here to let you know that Yes, you can actually recycle your undies.  It’s referred to as Textile Recycling.  No, they don’t get reused by someone (that really isn’t an option, nor should it be)…they go through a process and get made into other items – such as scrap rags, some of the materials can be re-purposed into other fabrics/products – weaved typed materials and products.  We could get into the nitty gritty about how it gets done, however if you want to know more, we recommend checking out ATRS online for more information.  With that said, there are numerous programs across the nation that specialize in Textile recycling. 

We don’t claim to be the ‘know it all’ when it comes to recycling, however we are always on the lookout for ways to be greener.  For instance, we have another blog post coming soon about additional ways to repurpose our boxes 😊  We are also currently looking for nationwide local vendors that make candles and other things from wine bottles so we can donate those, because well – girls nights usually have wine.  Stay tuned for that one!

We reached out to ATRS in regards to the specifics of recycling women’s underwear – they reassured us they will take all kinds, the glittery, the bedazzled, the cotton, the lycra, the you name it, they will take it and recycle as much of it as they can, which is actually quite a lot.  This organization also assists with so many other recycling efforts – so we can’t recommend enough to spend more than a couple minutes on their website for what they can do.  We are including a few links to the major metro areas that most of our subscriber family is in, however you can search everywhere.  If you don’t find a spot near you, let us know and we will work with you to get a package of your old undies sent out to a textile recycler while your new undies are coming in.

On a side note, if you ever want to donate your new and unused Gena Graceful undies to a local women’s shelter, just let us know and we will take care of everything.  We are working on making this an option on your account online – we just aren’t there yet, so you must send us an email. 

Excited about this?  We sure are!  Let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks for your support and thank you for your efforts in taking care of our world one panty at a time 😉

 

ATRS main site - http://atrscorp.com/
24 hour hotline for ATRS 866-900-9300
http://atrscorp.com/services/faqs/

 

Austin area - https://austineconetwork.com/austin-reuse-directory/ -- just look for ATRS locations

Boston - https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-textile-recovery#-how-&-where-to-recycle-textiles-

Dallas/Ft. Worth - http://atrscorp.com/dallas-ft-worth/

Minneapolis - https://www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide/items/non-reusable-clothing-linens

Nashville and TN friends: http://atrscorp.com/tennessee/

San Francisco – go through SF Environment.  Collect your clean rags, scrap cloth, holey socks, and fabric inside a clear plastic bag, tie it off, and put in your blue recycling bin. 

San Diego – go through https://wastefreesd.org/categories/

Seattle area - https://kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/programs/ecoconsumer/threadcycle/threadcycle-acceptable.aspx

New York - https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/100141.html , https://www.greentreetextiles.org/donate/


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