SpinGreen Clothing Drive at Parkchester North Condominium on Saturday Kicked off Developments’ New Textile Recycling Program
Textile Recycling Program at PNC Already Sees Tremendous Success; More Than 6,000 Pounds of Textiles Donated and Recycled in Less than 3 Weeks
NEW YORK CITY (June 2, 2014) – SpinGreen, a socially responsible textile recycling company operating in the New York metropolitan area, on Saturday hosted a clothing drive at the Parkchester North Condominium (PNC) to celebrate the launch of the development’s new textile recycling program.
SpinGreen, which recently installed three collection bins at the 4,000-unit development, hosted the event to bring about awareness of textile recycling and PNC’s textile recycling program. The event, which offered food, entertainment and an informational talk about textile recycling, was attended by Assemblymember Luis R. Sepulveda (District 87), representatives of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization that advocates green development in the south Bronx, and more than 100 residents.
The program is already seeing tremendous success. In less than three weeks, SpinGreen has already collected over 6,000 pounds of textiles, the equivalent of preventing 22,000 pounds of CO2 from polluting the atmosphere and saving 8.4M gallons of water. It also helps to avoid the dispersal of a significant quantity of insecticides to the atmosphere.
“The program at Parkchester North has been hugely successful,” said Polina Groman, CEO of Brooklyn-based SpinGreen. “In just under three weeks, we have already collected over 6,000 pounds of textiles, which we are donating to local charities or recycling. We commend the PNC management team and its residents on their commitment to the environment and community and are looking forward to continued success.”
SpinGreen owns and manages a network of over 600 recycling and donation bins throughout New York. Its bins collect unwanted shoes, clothing, linens and bedding, no matter its condition — ripped, torn and stained. Whatever can be reused is donated to local partnering organizations, including the local Boys and Girls Clubs, and whatever cannot will end up being recycled for commercial use.
Sources: SpinGreen and Parkchester North Condominiums