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SMART has a free mobile app for the 2015 Convention. This app will have all the information that you need for the meeting including schedule, attendee list, event information, hotel information, off site activities, transportation and more!
Click here for instructions on how to download the FREE mobile app.
SMART is pleased to announce the launch of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3), textile reuse and recovery website, www.nytextiles.org. SMART has collaborated with NYSAR3 and the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) on a campaign that aims to educate New Yorkers about the reuse/recyclability of the various textiles they dispose of and give them the tools they need to find the most convenient drop-off locations nearest them.
Click here for the NYSAR3 Documents.
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"Wear It? Recycle It!" Letters for Schools
SMART is pleased to announce the availability of a "Wiper Rule Toolkit," a members-only package of materials designed to help companies learn the ins and outs of this highly-anticipated rulemaking and take advantage of its benefits.
Click here to view the Wiper Rule Toolkit.
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SMART board members have developed an infographic flyer to help members explain to customers where wipers come from. The "Where Did I Come From" flyer describes the origins of rags and wipers made from recycled materials including post-consumer and pre-consumer waste. The purpose of this flyer is to show end users how rags and wipers made from these materials help create an extra life for these materials, keeping them out of landfills and thus benefiting the environment.
Click here for the "Where Did I Come From" wiper infographic..
SMARTTrader show / hide
SMARTTrader is an internet forum used by SMART members to exchange information regarding the sale or purchase of industry related goods such as wiping materials, recycled clothing and fiber. SMARTTrader messages can be posted and read by e-mail or on the SMARTTrader homepage hosted on our website.
SMARTTrader is a fantastic tool for posting excess inventory or for finding hard-to-get items. With one click of a mouse, an individual can contact all SMART members. SMART members have found that through just one trade on SMARTTrader they have made enough profit to pay for one year of association dues.
When posting and replying, please remember to abide by SMART Online Etiquette and Anti-Trust Guidelines.
SMARTLine show / hide
SMARTLine is an internet forum used by SMART members that provides a common venue for discussion of pertinent association news, events and industry issues.
SMARTWomen show / hide
SMARTWomen is an open forum created to represent the diversity of all members and provide opportunities for networking, education and discussion of issues of interest and concern to those engaged in all aspects of the textile recycling industry.
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SMART Online Directory
Members can access the searchable online directory here.
To get a complete member listing in alphabetical order go to click here, type a % in the Organization Name field and press search at bottom of page.
Members can search the online SMART directory for companies or individual representatives of member companies. Members can search for other members based on industry services, products or chapter affiliation. Finally, members can update their own company information.
SMART Membership Directory & Buyers Guide The SMART Membership Directory & Buyers Guide is published annually in the spring. All members receive one copy as part of their membership. The directory includes contact information for all members and listing of products and services they offer. Additional copies can be purchased by members via the SMART Online Store.
SMART Online Services show / hide
The SMART online services webpage allows members to register and pay for meetings, purchase SMART products, review committee projects and tasks and search our membership directory for companies or individual representatives and update company information as well as individual contact information. Members click here to access.
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Guide to Membership Value show / hide
SMART membership is an investment in the success of your business. The association provides a broad array of programs and services designed specifically with the needs of the textile recycling industry in mind. How do you assess the value proposition that SMART membership provides? Here’s a guide, based on actual member estimates, of the dollar value of key member programs and services.
Affinity ProgramsNAW show / hide
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
SMART is a member of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), a federation of more than a hundred national associations of distributor businesses in a variety of industries. NAW is extremely active in representing the interests of distributors of all industries with Congress and with the federal regulatory agencies. It also provides a wide range of educational and information services, to which SMART members have discounted fees.
To view all NAW benefits available to SMART members click here.
NAW/Solveras Credit Card Processing Program
NAW has teamed up with Solveras Payment Systems to provide wholesaler-distributors with the latest credit card processing technology. The program includes negotiated group discounts and a full range of processing options designed to meet your business’s unique payment needs, including a secure virtual terminal that allows you to manage transactions from any computer with Internet access.
Industry members can take advantage of a professional FREE savings analysis to see the program savings in writing with no obligation to enroll. For more information, please visit http://www.solveras.com/naw.html or call 800-613-0148 today.
YRC Freight show / hide
One of the many benefits of a SMART membership is the Affinity Program available to SMART members via our relationship with YRC Freight. This program provides valuable discounts for members who ship in the US and Canada. To learn more about this program you can view the links below or contact the SMART representative, Steve Velasquez at 800-647-3061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Affiliated Power Purchasers International, LLC
Affiliated Power Purchasers International, LLC (APPI), based in Salisbury, MD, is an independent, utility consulting company. APPI develops, administers, and operates utility-based benefit programs for national and state trade associations. http://www.appienergy.com/.