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Columbia Unveils Apparel Recycling Program

Columbia Unveils Apparel Recycling Program
On October 21st of 2015, Columbia launched a pilot of the ReThreads program—a special initiative designed to simplify post-consumer recycling. The aim of the program was two-fold. It was designed to increase awareness around apparel and footwear recycling options, and perhaps more importantly, provide an easier and more rewarding way to recycle and give products a new life. The end result? Less apparel and footwear ending up in landfills, conservation of our natural resources and a happier planet.

The pilot was so successful that we are doing it again this year! Beginning on August 9th, 2017 there will be a recycling location in every Columbia branded store and Outlet across the country. The program will run year-round, but through September 10th, 2017 for every pound of clothing you recycle, we will donate $1 to the charity of your choice. So find your nearest Columbia store, purge your clothes (trust us, you’re not going to wear that again if you haven’t worn it in over a year), and recycle your clothes.
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