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Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association
The Association of Wiping Materials, Used Clothing and Fiber Industries Since 1932

An international trade association, SMART strengthens the economic opportunities of our diverse membership by promoting the interdependence of the for-profit textile recycling industry segments and provides a common forum for networking, education and advocacy .

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9/30/20- Clothes Mountains Build Up as Recycling Breaks Down

8/14/20- Kenya Lifts Ban on Used Clothing Imports

7/29/20- Textile Recycling Groups Urge Kenyan Officials to Quickly Finalize Secondhand Clothing Importation Guidelines

7/9/20- Used Clothing Ban May Crimp Kenyan Style

6/30/20- White Paper: Textile Recovery in the US

6/18/20- Where Do All the Clothes Go?

4/28/20- SMART Responds to Kenya's Used Clothing& Shoe Ban

4/20/20- SMART Promotes Sharing of Textile Education From a Digital Distance this Earth Day

4/8/20- SMART releases statement on Used Clothing Ban

3/11/20- Celebrate Textile Recycling This Global Recycling Day

12/5/19- EAC Retains Sale of Second-Hand Clothes

11/11/19- Before there was recycling, there was the rag trade

10/10/19 - Elon launches textile recycling program

10/2/19- Why Your Used Shirts Are Destined for the Dump and Not the Recycling Center 

6/20/19 - Low-cost recycling process gives new life to old jeans

4/22/19 - Save Our Plants & Animals by Recycling Textiles 
Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association encourages Earth-friendly textile use this Earth Day 

3/13/19 - Global Recycling Day: A Time to Celebrate Innovation in Textile Recycling

2/15/19 - Ensure Tidying Up Like Marie Kondo Stays Earth-Friendly: Recycle, Don’t Throw Away Clutter

12/20/18 - SMART Encourages Consumers to Shop Second-Hand This Holiday Season

11/13/18 - Expose the Secret Double Life of Donated Textiles this America Recycles Day

10/24/18 - Fibematics is ahead of the curve on nonwovens

9/26/18 - Fighting Textile Waste

7/23/18 - People are quickly cycling through cheap, on-trend clothing. It's fueling a push for more sustainable apparel

5/29/18 - Here's where your donated clothing really ends up

4/11/18 - Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association Calls for Recycling Renaissance

3/29/18 -  Update on East African Community Ban on Importation of Used Clothing 

3/18/18 -  Spread the Truth About Textile Recycling on Global Recycling Day

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