Community Recycling’s CR Home Program Connects People through the Simple Act of Reuse

Locally-based company inspires people to recycle shoes, clothes and household
textile items without leaving home by participating in a new, free program.


ABINGDON, Md. (Dec. 18, 2014)—Community Recycling (CR), a member of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the international trade association of the for-profit used clothing recycling industry, is offering consumers a new, free and convenient solution for recycling unwanted and gently used shoes, clothing and household textile items for reuse without leaving their home.

Rather than gathering unwanted shoes, clothing or household textile items and hauling them to a roadside bin or receiving center, consumers can sign up for Community Recycling’s CR Home program online, pack a box of gently used clothing, shoes and accessories, add a free shipping label found on CR’s website, and leave it for the Postal Service to deliver it to the CR warehouse. Once CR receives a package, recyclers can access their personal sustainability report and CR will track their material to its ultimate destination for reuse.

“Community Recycling is active in 50 different countries and strives to humanize the act of reuse by offering the most convenient and simple recycling solutions to its recyclers everywhere,” says Ira Baseman, president of the organization based in Fairless Hills, PA. “Ultimately, our goal is to advance the cause and elevate the personal and environmental impact of reuse.”

“There is more to recycling than just donating unwanted items, and Community Recycling has found an innovative and engaging way to connect cultures through the simple act of reuse,” says Jackie King, executive director of SMART.

To participate in Community Recycling’s CR Home program and to learn more about other CR programs, visit To learn more about SMART, visit or “like” SMART on Facebook. Please direct all media inquiries to Jessica Bieber at 410-420-2001 or by email at


About Community Recycling
Community Recycling is a socially conscious, for-profit company that promotes recycling with a focus on reuse and turns it into an engaging, individual experience. Community Recycling sources and sells reusable items to thrift store chains in the U.S. and to micro-entrepreneurial marketplaces in more than 50 countries worldwide. Recyclers are encouraged to join the Reuse Movement and support Community Recycling’s mission: People Recycling for People.

Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) is an international nonprofit trade association that strengthens the economic opportunities of its diverse membership by promoting the interdependence of our industry segments and providing a common forum for networking, education and trade. Since 1932, SMART has been at the forefront of recycling. SMART members use and convert recycled and secondary materials from used clothing, commercial laundries and non-woven, off spec material, new mill ends and paper from around the world. SMART member companies create thousands of jobs worldwide. SMART members prove each day that you can make money by being socially responsible. For additional information on SMART, visit the association’s website at  The following link will take you directly to informational videos on textile recycling

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