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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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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

12/12/17 - Send Your Unwanted Stuffed Animals on a Journey this Holiday Season

11/2/17 - Celebrate America Recycles Day with "SMART"er Recycling 

10/26/17 - Charities, resellers feeling the pinch of stiffer tariffs on cheap second-hand clothing flooding East Africa

9/17/17 — Greenpeace does acknowledge that “closing the loop”—completely and perpetually recycling textiles—is important, and research has made some promising strides.

9/5/17 — Lobbyist says US likely to punish East Africa over mitumba ban

8/18/17 — Reuse Solutions: Partnering with Steven Bethell

8/17/17 — AGOA Forum Ends Without Greater Clarity About the Scheme’s Future

8/15/17 — US textile recyclers say export ban will reduce jobs

 

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