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USAgain keeps textiles out of landfills | Columbia Missourian

Mon September 2, 2013

They’re big, they’re green, and they’re all around Columbia. There’s one at Benton Elementary School, Los Cuates Restaurant and Splashers Laundry and Tanning. Patricia’s Foods has two.

They’re USAgain bins, located throughout Columbia for residents to conveniently recycle clothing, shoes and other textiles. USAgain is a for-profit company operating in Missouri and 17 other states, with the mission of keeping textiles out of landfills and giving them a second life. According to a recent Missouri Waste Composition Study, textiles account for 4.7 percent of municipal solid waste in the state.

Read more on the Columbia Missourian's website