I got the email and Infographic below from The North Face Ambassadors Program this week. It’s a pretty good deal and a great cause. Since a lot of people are doing spring cleaning around this time of year, I figured I would pass it along –
We are excited to announce that our #ClothestheLoop recycling program is now available at all 83 of our U.S. stores and outlets. What does this mean? You can take any old clothes or shoes (any brand, any condition) to any of our stores to recycle them. Items are then reused to extend their life as clothes/shoes or recycled into raw materials for other products like insulation, carpet padding, stuffing for toys and for new clothing.
This is an important initiative to us, as nearly 12 million tons of textile waste end up in landfills in the U.S. each year, 95% of which could have been reused or recycled. Recycling textiles also has a major impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For every 2.3 million tons of textiles recovered, it’s the equivalent of removing 1 million cars off the road.
When you make a deposit of old clothes/shoes at our stores, you’ll get a coupon to use toward your next purchase at The North Face. All proceeds from this program also go to one of our longstanding partners – The Conservation Alliance – to help protect the outdoor places where we like to play. This week (through 4/26), we’re donating an extra $5 per deposit to The Conservation Alliance.
We’re also running a sweeps this week that we encourage you to take part in or share with friends. The prizes? Five $100 gift cards. Here’s how you can enter:
1.) Recycle your old clothes and shoes at any of our stores (spring cleaning anyone?)
2.) Post an Instagram or Twitter photo of you doing it
3.) Tag a friend you encourage to do the same
4.) Tag #ClothestheLoop, #TNFContest, #TNFLocals
After 4/26, we’ll randomly choose five winners to win a $100 gift card each. Check out the official rules here. Note that this is not a TNF Locals-exclusive contest, as we want to encourage everyone to recycle their old clothes and shoes this week.
We hope this motivates some of you to clean out your closets this week or at least share with others who might have some items to recycle. You can learn more about the program on our blog too.
Never stop (recycling).