Broadview Eight Weeks to Trim Your Waste -Diverting Textiles
With two months to go, we are in the thick of our competition. Check out the campaign: http://www.wmnorthwest.com/seattle/seattlerewards.html
It’s still anyone’s ballgame, and we want to share some tools that will really make a difference in your neighborhoods. Every week for the next seven weeks, WM will be sending tips on ways for the competing neighborhoods to successfully reduce their waste.
Eight Weeks to Trim Your Waste – Diverting Textiles
I hope with last week’s resources, you are finding your waste a little trimmer.
In my trunk, I have been carrying a pillow too old to donate to Goodwill. As a diligent recycler, I couldn’t send it to the landfill, so it occupied my trunk until I could find a good home for it.
In my search for a better way to retire my pillow, I discovered Retex, a local textile recycler. They collect textiles – wearable or not – at convenient drop boxes throughout the city. They accept any kind of clean, dry, fabric-based product or shoe. The textiles are shipped to South America or Europe, where reusable textiles are separated from non-reusable fibers. The non-reusable fibers could become anything from rags, to upholstery, insulation, or even paper! Their methods support creating jobs in under-developed nations, while keeping waste out of our landfills. To learn more about Retex, visit their website: http://www.retexnorthwest.com/.
Utilizing this convenient service, will help make the world a better place, but it could also help your neighborhood win this competition! You may have seen a Retex bin at your neighborhood gas station, grocery store, dry cleaner, or shoe store. Below is a list of their Seattle drop-off locations. Happy recycling!
|For Shoes:||All Other Textiles:|
|The Sneakery||Shell Station|
|4736 California Ave. SW||3317 W GOVERNMENT WAY,|
|Seattle, WA 98116||SEATTLE 98199|
|The Chocolate Shoe Box||Shell Station|
|7410 Greenwood Ave. N.||5500 15TH AVE. NW|
|Seattle, WA 98103||SEATTLE 98107|
|The Shoe Advantage||Shell Wallingford|
|1008 NE 65th St.||210 NE 45TH STREET,|
|Seattle, WA 98115||SEATTLE 98105|
|Capitol Hill:||Beacon Hill:|
|Fleet Feet Sports||Shell Beacon Hill|
|911 E Pine St||2424 BEACON HILL AVE S.|
|Seattle, WA 98122||SEATTLE 98144|
|Shoes “n” Feet||Wedgewood Market|
|3409 Stone Way N. #102||6256 35TH AVE. NE|
|Seattle, WA 98103||SEATTLE 98115|
|Friendly Food Mart|
|10500 GREENWOOD AVE.|
|11750 LAKE CITY WAY|
|Nutone Dry Cleaners|
|9654 17TH AVE. SW|
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