Wed August 3, 2011
CHICAGO, Il. - July 26 - Today USAgain, the company that helps divert millions of pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills each year, announces the expansion of its operations in northern Iowa. USAgain provides residents with an eco-friendly way to discard unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles in their conveniently located drop boxes.
Over the course of the next ten days, USAgain will install new drop boxes in communities across northern Iowa. The green and white drop boxes will be placed at local businesses in Mason City, Algona, Clear Lake, Garner, Ventura, Emmetsburg, Charles City, Milford, Spencer, Sheldon, Sibley, Britt, Fredericksburg and New Hampton.
"Textile recycling is an important environmental issue. According to the EPA, Americans create approximately 12.7 million tons of textile waste each year and about 85 percent of that goes directly into landfills," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. "Our expansion in Iowa will help communities keep clothing and textiles out of landfills - providing them with a convenient and eco-friendly way of disposing of unwanted clothes."
USAgain, head-quartered in Chicago, has been operating in Iowa 2008. The new bins will be placed in partnership with businesses, which will be compensated for each pound of clothing they collect. Residents can deposit unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles in USAgain drop boxes, which are monitored and serviced regularly. To find a drop box in your area please visit www.usagain.com.
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USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry, with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that recycles and resells unwanted clothing and other textiles. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in fifteen states. Their mission is to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which are then diverted from landfills. For more information, visit www.usagain.com.