Waste Solutions receives recycling award
Textile Waste Solutions, Inc. of Santa Barbara,
California received the California Resource Recovery Association’s
(CRRA) Award for Outstanding “Closing the Loop” Commitment during
CRRA’s annual conference.
Textile-Waste Solutions works collaboratively
with local thrift stores, non-profits, businesses and local communities
to recover post-consumer textile waste. Over 25 million pounds
of textiles are either diverted for reuse as clothing in developing
countries or converted into various industrial rags for use in
the United States. Materials not suitable for rags are further
converted to fibers used in noise reduction stuffing. Through
their innovative process, the company’s textile recovery rate
is 95-98 percent.
CRRA’s Closing the Loop award recognizes
businesses and agencies that have implemented an innovative program
that features procurement of products that reduce waste, have
recycled content and/or are safer alternatives to toxic products.
With regard to recycling, “Closing the Loop” refers to purchasing
products that are made with post-consumer recycled-content.