Islanders encouraged to recycle textiles

Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell and Superior Sanitation President Edward Clark are encouraging Islanders to consider recycling their textiles to keep them out of landfills.

Islanders are encouraged to recycle their unwanted textiles at designated drop-off sites to keep them out of landfills.
There are now two collection bins at Greenisle Environmental’s Waste Watch drop-off location at 8 Superior Crescent in Charlottetown, where Islanders can drop off their textiles free of charge during regular business hours. Items that can be removed from your waste load include clothing, footwear, bed linens, towels, stuffed toys, and drapes.
“Each Islander disposes of an estimated 70 pounds of textiles per year, totalling more than 8 million pounds of textiles per year ending up in our solid-waste systems,” Communities, Land and Environment Minister Robert Mitchell said. “I encourage all Islanders to consider the effect on our environment and recycle those unwanted pieces.”
The textile recycling bins are a result of a partnership between Greenisle Environmental Inc. and Mikinduri Children of Hope, a local charity that helps relieve poverty and sickness and help raise the standard of living in the Mikinduri area of Africa. These textiles will be recycled and raise funds in support of the Mikinduri Children of Hope.
While Islanders are known to be generous with donations of reusable clothing, this initiative encouraging the recycling those pieces that are not suitable for reuse due to damage, stains,  missing buttons, or broken zippers.
“This initiative truly makes it easy and convenient for Islanders to start practicing the recycling of textiles,” said Edward Clark of GreenIsle Environmental. “This is a one-stop shop for people to drop their textiles off and feel good about the fact that they’re both helping the environment and supporting local charity.”
For more information visit, Island Waste Management Corporation

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