Today's Guest Blog on textile recovery and recycling is by Jackie King, Executive Director of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART).
SMART Working with Nation's Educators to Promote Textile Recycling
Each day, millions of people around the world collect and recycle paper, aluminum, glass and plastic products without a second thought. This has been true for many years as a result of the educational efforts which began with the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Unfortunately, the first "Earth Day" environmentalists did not include clothing and textiles as household materials to be recycled.
In fact, clothing and textiles were being recycled…