We agree that there are few things more entertaining than a battery operated turkey twerking to Blurred Lines, but its amusement is short lived compared to … Read more
Let Your Actions Speak Louder Than Your Words
By Lisa Pomerantz
This America Recycles Day, we come to you with a bold and daring public message of involvement: RECYCLE YOUR CLOTHES! Responsibly tidying up your closets quickly turns cleaning into “greening” and Read more …
Community Recycling has named Lance Charen VP of Business Development and Partnerships, effective immediately. In this role, Lance will be responsible for leadership of the national sales team and forging strategic collaborations for the company. He will be based in Fairless Hill and … Read more
Clothing Recycling Proves a Deeper Shade of Green
By Stephen Castrianni
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just reported clothing and textile recycling has one of the greatest environmental impacts when it comes to reducing greenhouse gasses. This is exciting news for a variety of reasons … Read more
CR KIDS: Mapping the future of Clothing Recycling
By Stephen Castrianni
Community Recycling KIDS is more than just a fundraising alternative to selling opportunities like baked goods, magazines or coupon books. It’s a program designed to help foster a worldview when it comes to reuse, recycling and sustainability. Read more …
Finding My Future in Someone Else’s Past … Purchases?
By Stephen Castrianni
At a time when technologies become obsolete before they even reach production, what successes can be achieved by a business that sells the past? Read more …
By Adam Gelbach
When I came to Community Recycling in February of this year, I couldn’t have envisioned joining such an inspiring team of people that truly care about our communities and who want to see them and the people who comprise them taken care of in the best possible way. It is the people that work here that are on a daily quest to see that our communities are well educated in the REUSE MOVEMENT and that our community leaders, representatives, and business owners are aware of the programs that we provide to better enhance not only our communities quality of living but the quality of life for those around the globe that are in need of affordable clothing solutions. Read More
By Guest Blogger, Jordan Herzog
Carroll University is a small, private liberal arts school in Waukesha, Wisconsin with just over 3,500 full-time undergraduate students. Enactus is a service organization that focuses on improving the lives of others through entrepreneurial action. Each year, the Enactus team performs a series of projects that act upon a need in the area. This past year, our president found an opportunity with school recycling. Carroll’s theme for this school year is energy, and partnering with ShoeBox Recycling was a great way to help others and to coincide with Carroll’s expectations. They were the perfect partner for our project because we were making an environmental impact around campus, as well as helping others in third-world countries. It is great to see that this company is promoting capitalism and entrepreneurship in other countries, which is giving people jobs and raising the standard of living of these families.
By Matthew Cooper
Over the course of this past year and a half, I have had hands on experience with the business that is Community Recycling. They are proud to be a for-profit recycler of clothes and other things. They started a really cool program called ShoeBox Recycling where you can recycle your shoes (with reuse in mind) and find your SoleMate. When I heard about it, I had to be a part of it.
By Lisa Pomerantz (@lisapomerantz)
I just went on a whirlwind tour with a diverse group of third grade students from Northeast Philadelphia to Tunisia! Yes, Tunisia! We didn’t need to pack, find our passports or get vaccinated. But we did need permission slips and to get our ducks in a row very quickly before the close of school. Our method of travel was Skype in the Classroom and the learning obtained for all was goose-pimply wonderful!
By Paul Flenders
My job is to place clothing recycling containers, aka “bins” at locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and northern Virginia so that you can conveniently and easily recycle your clothing. I was hired in February 2012 after working for the last 7 years in the paper recycling industry. When I first came on board, I did not know what to expect,