Green City Recycler | USA

Social Enterprise Name: Green City Recycler

Tagline: Free Textile Recycling For Communities

Location: USA

Contact: Sam Ebenezer, CEO

What is Green City Recycler all about?

Our project is focused on diverting textile waste away from landfills. Our project’s main focus is to educate people on the fact that textiles can be recycled in various ways and we are making it convenient for communities to recycle their used textiles.

How long have you been operating?

We have been operating for 4 years

Where did the idea start?

The idea started in summer of 2016 convenient, we started to receive calls for curbside pick up for used textiles and in the summer of 2016 we decided to offer our services for free to communities.

How do TOWNHALL Citizens or visitors get involved? Are you open to collaboration – if so, what kind?

TOWNHALL citizens can recommend our free services to Apartment Communities, Schools, and Universities where our free textile recycling services can be implemented.

Do you have any success stories?

Yes in 2017 we diverted over 1.4 million lbs(pounds) of textile waste away from landfills in Texas making a significant impact in our local community. Last summer our services was used in less than 50 communities this April we are serving over 150 apartment communities and educated over 60,000 people via education materials and reached several thousands more via social media.

Do you have a project on TOWNHALL or an important event or mission coming up?

We plan to have several education events around Texas during Earth week 2018

Any interesting fact you can share?

Did you know torn or ripped denim jeans can be shredded and used as insulation behind drywall?

What’s the overall vision for Green City Recycler?

Our goal is to expand to other states in the US and help communities textile waste away from landfills.

Our secondary goal is to educate people to understand textile recycling and to make them recycle their torn t-shirt instead of dumping it in a trash can,

What’s your ‘why’?

We are aiming to divert 2 millions lbs of textile waste from Texas landfills this year help us or contact us to achieve our goal

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