ST. LOUIS, MO. – USAgain is proud to have offered a textile recycling option during the Recycling Extravaganza at the St. Louis Community College on Sun., April 27. USAgain was able to collect 2,000 pounds of clothes and shoes, which will be given a second life through reuse or recycling, as part of the St. Louis Earth Day Festival at Muny Grounds in Forest Park happening the same day.
Similar to last year, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival drew a large crowd of eco-minded businesses and community members. USAgain sponsored the Main Stage events, which included guest speaker Honorable Mayor Francis G. Slay during the opening ceremony. This was USAgain’s second year sponsoring the festival.
“The Festival is educational and entertaining for all ages, and is directly aligned with USAgain’s mission of benefiting people and the planet,” said Thomas Jacquin, USAgain Division Manager for the St. Louis branch.
There were booths of entertainment and opportunities to learn about sustainable products and services from local businesses. Visitors met local nonprofits to share their mission for Earth Day. Attendees participated in a surplus of hands-on educational activities, including observing ecosystem models, participating in role-playing games or creating something beautiful things with “trash.”
“We appreciate the ongoing support of companies like USAgain who share the mission and values of St. Louis Earth Day,” said Cassandra P. Hage, Executive Director for St. Louis Earth Day. “Through this support, our organization is able to provide a high quality, free event for St. Louisians that celebrates and encourages the advancement of environmental and social sustainability across the region.”
The All Species Parade started the day’s event, led by the Joia World Percussion Ensemble. Both adults and children participated in group yoga, face painting and henna, and made masks for the All Species Parade.
Other highlighted events included Laclede Gas and Better Life teaming up to perform dog-washing demonstrations with a natural gas-powered instant hot water heater and pooch-friendly shampoos to bathe 12 lucky dogs.
Check out the excitement from the event in the photos below.
For recycling information specific to USAgain’s national divisions, visit www.usagain.com/press-releases.
USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling – is a for-profit company that recycles and resells clothing, and other textiles. Its mission is to provide communities with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of unwanted clothing and shoes, which is diverted from landfills. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, USAgain maintains more than 14,000 collection bins in 18 states.