The Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) is the United States leading 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the importance of textile recycling and the need to reduce the amount of used clothing and other post-consumer textile waste (PCTW ) being sent to our nation's landfills. The Council's Board of Directors reflects a broad base of stakeholders with representatives from charities, private sector recyclers, brands and retailers. Other stakeholders include consumers, academics, and government and nonprofit recycling groups, and more.
The Council's goal is to achieve zero textile waste going to landfills by 2037. To achieve this, the CTR will focus its efforts on three key areas:
- In the next few years, generating the resources needed to fund a multi-media Public Service Announcement campaign centered around a simple message: "Wear. Donate. Recycle."
- Building an open source platform that facilitates contacts between member stakeholders with the aim of building relationships and sharing information that support post-consumer textile waste diversion activities.
- Engaging brands, retailers and municipalities in advocacy and other efforts aimed at informing the public about available end of life (EOL) options for PCTW.
The Council for Textile Recycling is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, tax exempt organization incorporated in the State of Maryland. See the Attorney General filings. Our TAX ID is 52-1778642. Our non profit headquarters are located at 2105 Laurel Bush Rd, Suite 200, Bel Air, MD 21015. Phone: 443-640-1050. Fax: 443-640-1086.
The CTR is not involved in the collection of textile waste in any form and is entirely devoted to creating more awareness about keeping post consumer textile waste out of our solid waste stream.