Mon September 17, 2012
Minneapolis - (September 17, 2012) - USAgain, the company that helps divert millions of pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills each year, is proud to announce the expansion of its operations in the greater Grand Forks area. USAgain provides an eco-friendly solution for residents to dispose of unwanted clothing and shoes in convenient drop boxes.
USAgain has installed more than 20 new drop boxes in communities throughout the greater Grand Forks area. The green and white drop boxes are now conveniently available for used textile and clothing deposits at local businesses in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Hillsboro in North Dakota, and Crookston, East Grand Forks, Goodland, and Saginaw in Minnesota.
"According to the EPA, Americans discard approximately 13 million tons of textile waste each year and about 85 percent of that goes directly into landfills," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. "Our expansion in the greater Grand Forks area will help residents keep clothing and textiles out of landfills, by providing them with a convenient and eco-friendly way of disposing of unwanted clothes."
USAgain has prevented millions of pounds of clothing from ending up in landfills, while reducing carbon emissions, creating green sector jobs, and providing improved access to textile recycling opportunities throughout the United States."
Residents can deposit unwanted 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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USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that collects reusable clothing and shoes and recycles and resells them in the US and abroad. In 2011 alone, the company collected 60 million pounds of discarded clothing. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an ethical business, 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