The Department of Recycling and Resource Management has rolled out new bins for its clothing recycling program. Eleven “red hot” clothing bins are being installed throughout the campus residences. The clothing recycling program has been in existence for more than 11 years, but this year the clothing bins are University branded to promote pride and encourage people to think and act green.
Last year the University recycled more than 32 tons of clothing. This means that 64,000 pounds of clothing were diverted away from the landfill and instead went to someone in need. Even torn clothing is recycled, being turned into high-grade writing paper. Sneakers and shoes are also reused through the clothing recycling program.
Remember to wear red on Fridays, and think and act green everyday.