Tue June 12, 2012

USAgain announces expansion in Iowa and Minnesota

Clothing recycler installs collection drop boxes in local communities

CHICAGO, Il. - (June 12, 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 Iowa and Minnesota. USAgain provides residents with an eco-friendly way to discard unwanted clothing and shoes in their conveniently located drop boxes.

Last week, USAgain began installing new drop boxes in communities throughout Iowa and Minnesota. The green and white drop boxes will be placed at local businesses in Dyersville, Elkader, Guttenberg, Independence, Manchester, Postville, Waukon, and West Union in Iowa, and Caledonia, Houston, Lanesboro, Mabel, Preston, Spring Grove, and Spring Valley in Minnesota.

"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."

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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About USAgain
USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry, with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that recycles and resells reusable clothing and other textiles. In 2011 alone, the company collected 60 million pounds of discarded clothing. USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in seventeen states. 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.

Rasham Grewal, USAgain
708-908-0476 / r.grewal@usagain.com

Gaia Filicori, Group SJR
917-512-2081 / gfilicori@groupsjr.com