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[greenyes] Textiles


Try the secondary materials and recycled textiles association (smart), they
may have some ideas. There are some companies that make oil spill
containment booms, absorbent products, wiping clothes, shoddy, and other
products from scrap textiles. There may be someone in your area who does


on 4/16/04 8:11 PM, greenyes-digest-help@no.address at
greenyes-digest-help@no.address wrote:

> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 16:07:48 -0700
> To: greenyes@no.address
> From: Sharon_Gates@no.address
> Subject: textile recycling
> Message-ID: <OF00B5E3A2.F6360A3F-ON88256E78.007E9DEB@no.address>
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> Any of you GreenYes'ers out there have any recommendations for what to do
> with unwearable clothing or other scrap textiles? I have been told that
> organizations such as Goodwill and Salvation Army recycle donated
> unsaleable textiles, but I hesitate to rely on Goodwill to do my recycling
> for me. I have taken a couple of stabs at finding textile recyclers
> either in my area or on the web, with no luck. What do you do with the
> stuff?
> Sharon Gates
> Recycling Specialist
> City of Long Beach, California
> 562/570-4694

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