Textile Collection <ul><li>Clothing and Textile Collection in Your Community </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie Cahillane </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Providing practical solutions to every day problems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Why re-use/recycle Textiles? </li></ul><ul><li>5% of the waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>12,500,000 tons per year <...
<ul><li>Who has these materials ? </li></ul><ul><li>Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniform...
<ul><li>Partners we have worked with </li></ul><ul><li>Good Will – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies Straight Truck </li></ul...
<ul><li>Who wants these materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Important to have market first </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li>...
<ul><li>Small operating budget </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising/Promotion-$1,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff - $1,500-$2,000 </li...
<ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local banks – paid advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-sites – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CET </li></u...
<ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>AmeriCorpsVISTA </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on local media. </li></ul><ul><li>Has varied over the years. 12,000 lbs – 25,000...
Contact info The Center for EcoTechnology can help communities. For more information, resources or technical assistance, c...
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Reuse #3: Second Time Around Textiles (James Cahillane)

  1. 1. Textile Collection <ul><li>Clothing and Textile Collection in Your Community </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie Cahillane </li></ul><ul><li>Center for EcoTechnology </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Providing practical solutions to every day problems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Education </li></ul></ul>Center for EcoTechnology
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why re-use/recycle Textiles? </li></ul><ul><li>5% of the waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>12,500,000 tons per year </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to collect </li></ul><ul><li>Many potential partners and markets </li></ul><ul><li>Potential revenue source </li></ul><ul><li>CET cross-marketing other programs </li></ul>Why Recycle
  4. 4. <ul><li>Who has these materials ? </li></ul><ul><li>Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniform suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second hand stores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Inns – B&B’s </li></ul><ul><li>Resorts – Canyon Ranch, Kripalu </li></ul><ul><li>Left-over from Church tag sales </li></ul>Who has these materials?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Partners we have worked with </li></ul><ul><li>Good Will – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies Straight Truck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local re-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cyntex – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies Semi-trailer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials shipped out of state </li></ul></ul>Partners
  6. 6. <ul><li>Who wants these materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Important to have market first </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>Good Will </li></ul><ul><li>Other organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyntex </li></ul></ul>Markets
  7. 7. <ul><li>Small operating budget </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising/Promotion-$1,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff - $1,500-$2,000 </li></ul>Budget
  8. 8. <ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local banks – paid advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-heat co-op </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PSA’s and Press Release </li></ul>Organize
  9. 9. <ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-sites – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer Stations etc. </li></ul></ul>Organize
  10. 10. <ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>AmeriCorpsVISTA </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>College Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Env. class service req. </li></ul></ul>Organize
  11. 11. <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on local media. </li></ul><ul><li>Has varied over the years. 12,000 lbs – 25,000 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong community support </li></ul><ul><li>$2,250-$3,000 income </li></ul>Results
  12. 12. Contact info The Center for EcoTechnology can help communities. For more information, resources or technical assistance, contact Jamie Cahillane, jamiec @cetonline.org , (413)445-4556 x14

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