Sunday, July 17, 2011

Don't Burn That Bra . . . Recycle It!


From - - - "We are a textile recycling company specializing in the recycling and reuse of used and unused bras. Our bras are distributed around the world through exporters and Bra Recycling Ambassadors to deserving women and girls in transition." (See the website for more information.)

What Type of Bras Are Needed?
•Bras in good condition; Clasps and straps need to be functional
•All sizes and styles of bras
•Special needs bras, post breast surgery and maternity bras

Note: If bras are new please keep the tags on the bras. Recipients of the bras appreciate knowing the bras they are receiving are new.

Recycling Your Bras: It's easy to recover and recycle all of the old or new bras sitting in your lingerie drawers waiting to be worn by a deserving woman in your community.

1. Wash It.
2. Tag It. See the website for the Bra Recycling Form.
3. Box It. Place your bras in a box or large envelope.
4. Mail It to: 3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Local drop-off locations: The Bra Boutique (999 University Dr. in Coral Springs) is listed as a drop-off site on the Bra Recyclers website. A special collection is also being done from July, 11 to August, 14, by Soma Intimates at the Promenade in Coconut Creek.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

McGladrey Volunteer Day

A very special thank you to staff and interns at McGladrey for volunteering at Trash to Treasure on July 8.  Over thirty volunteers helped us get things done that we, as an all volunteer organization, have not had time to do.

They sorted bottle caps, organized our hardware section, cut wire for recycling, built a bookcase out of VCR tapes and even picked up trash in the neighborhood.

Thanks for your help.  It makes a big difference.

Keeping the Neighborhood Clean

 Sorting the Hardware

Sorting Bottle Caps

Making a Bookshelf from VCR tapes

Preparing Wire for Market
We made over $80 at Capital Scrap for our operations

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New South Florida recycling program lets you toss out paper with the plastic

Excerpt from Article from Sun-Sentinel Single stream recycling & recycling rates

"One thing South Floridians know how to produce is garbage.

So that we're not buried under our own plastic water bottles, soup cans, used diapers and other domestic detritus, Florida's government has set an ambitious goal: By 2020, 75 percent of the trash coming out of homes statewide must be recycled.

To read the entire article, see,0,5896061.story .