Gallery: Textile Recycling is on the Rise Thanks to Re-FashioNYC Apartm...

New Yorkers throw away nearly 200,000 tons of clothing a year. But thanks to a recent spurt of recycling programs throughout New York City, collecting and reusing textiles is becoming easier than ever. One program called Re-fashionNYC was just launched last year and has already collected over 50 tons of textiles in its first six months. Re-fashioNYC, who places clothing recycling bins in apartment buildings throughout the five boroughs, has 130 participating buildings so far and hundreds of requests flowing in daily.

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