Area Residents, Shoppers and Recyclers All Invited to Help the Environment
Philadelphia, PA : Community Recycling and Whole Foods Market Jenkintown have a plan in place to help residents clean out their closets, help the environment by recycling textiles and putting the local landfills on a diet! All proceeds from textile recycling will go toward the environmental initiatives and programming of Whole Foods Market Jenkintown.
WHO: Community Recycling and Whole Foods Market Jenkintown
WHAT: Textile Recycling Day:
- Cell phones, PDA’s, mp3’s, iPods
WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
WHERE: Whole Foods Market Jenkintown
1575 The Fairway
Jenkintown, PA 19046
WHY: The EPA recently released the latest statistics on textile waste in the US. In 2010 Americans discarded an estimated 13.1 million tons, which makes up a sizeable 5.3 percent of total municipal solid waste. Astoundingly, only 15 percent of that (or 2 million tons) was recovered for recycling, export or reprocessing. This means that 85 percent of textiles in 2010 ended up in the trash when a lot of these textiles were perfectly re-wearable, reusable, or definitely recyclable. This is the 85% we all need to set in our sights and eliminate!
About Community Recycling
Community Recycling, headquartered in Fairless Hills, PA, collects unwanted textiles and related materials that are responsibly distributed for reuse, resale and recycling in the US and abroad. They are effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand goods from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies and creating jobs both here and in emerging countries.
Visit them at http://www.communityrecycling.biz for more information and let their passion for recycling help create an environmental solution for your organization, community or business.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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