when we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. david orr

Alicia on The Mike Nowak Show

Chicago horticulture expert Mike Nowak invited me on his radio show to discuss Earth Hour. LISTEN HERE. I'm about 3/4 of the way into the recording.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

EcoChat: Learn How Unwanted Clothing is Recycled

54 million pounds of clothing – more than enough to fill every room in the White House! That’s how much USAgain- a textile recycling company- reused last year through its network of 8,000 collection bins around the country. Monday night you’ll get the chance to learn how it’s done on EcoChat.

Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain will me on EcoChat to answer your questions about the recycling process and tell you more about how his company is improving the environment by diverting textiles from landfills.

“Used clothing is typically ten times more affordable than new clothing,” Wallander explains. “So of course the people who get access to affordable, good clothing benefit, and for millions of people in the world, this is really their only option.”

Mattias will also offer tips on the best items to donate to make sure your next drop off is suited to help those in need. I recently visited their headquarters in West Chicago to give you a TOUR OF USAGAIN'S WAREHOUSE where the clothes are prepared for shipping.

Save the Date:
When: Monday, June 14, 8pm CST
Where: www.ecochatonline.com
Who: Mattias Wallander, CEO USAgain

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