Mon September 17, 2012
CHICAGO - (September 17, 2012) - 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 Indiana. USAgain provides residents with an eco-friendly way to dispose of reusable clothing, shoes and other textiles in conveniently located drop boxes.
USAgain has installed more than 50 new drop boxes in communities throughout Northern Indiana. The green and white drop boxes are now available at local businesses in Atwood, Auburn, Bourbon, Colombia City, Etna Green, Fort Wayne, Hanna, Lakeville, Lapaz, Larwill, Leesburg, Milford, New Haven, North Webster, Plymouth, Rome City, South Bend, Syracuse, Warsaw, and Watseka.
"According to the EPA, Americans generate approximately 13 million tons of textile waste each year and about 85 percent, 11 million tons of that goes directly into landfills," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. "Our expansion in these communities will help residents keep clothing and textiles out of landfills - providing them with a convenient and eco-friendly way of disposing of unwanted clothes."
USAgain has prevented millions of pounds of clothing from ending up in landfills, while reducing carbon emissions, creating green sector jobs, and providing improved access to textile recycling opportunities throughout the United States.
Residents can deposit reusable 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 collects reusable clothing and shoes and recycles and resells them in the US and abroad. In 2011 alone, the company collected 60 million pounds of discarded clothing. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an ethical business, USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in seventeen states and offers fundraising programs for schools, churches, and non-profits. The company's 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