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Climate Marchers Bring The Heat On Carbon

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Head in the sand doesn't solve the climate change issue. It's time to face it with all that it takes.

Frightful Waste: Making Halloween Green

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Who said Halloween has to be all orange and black? With a little do-it-yourself work and imagination, All Hallows' Eve can go green, too.

Reduce, Reuse, Return to School

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

As families flock to stores and online retailers to restock on clothing, shoes and school supplies, the less-is-more approach is the one that'll benefit wallets -- and the Earth -- in the end.

100 Years of Extreme Heat

Mattias Wallander | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The trend of global average temperatures is decidedly rising, but what about the all-time high-water mark for temperature at any point in recorded time?

The Real Cost of Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Mattias Wallander

Why did production in such a factory continue to go on even though conditions were known to be dangerous? As you can likely guess, the reasons were purely financial.

Greening Out Your Closet

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

When you get to cleaning out your closet this spring, don't let your bag of unneeded clothes wind up in the trash can. Fact is, your clothes are needed by someone out there, and getting them to their second life might be easier than you expect.

Earth Day: A Time to Reflect, a Time to Act

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The planet we inhabit is a living, breathing entity. It is an incubator of life, beauty and prosperity, hurtling in orbit through a cold, frozen universe that is much the opposite.

Greenspiration: The Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Textile Recycling Fun

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Textile recycling is the right thing to do -- for the sake of our own closets and for the wider world -- so how can we make it less of a chore, and more fun, for everyone?

This Time, Remember to Recycle Your Santa Hat... and Everything Else, Too!

Mattias Wallander | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Not everyone realizes this, but used clothing is a much needed global commodity resold in thrift stores and market places worldwide.

New Year's Resolution to Declutter Your Closet? Great, Here's How to Do It Responsibly

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Not surprisingly, there are huge spikes in textile disposal in the two weeks following Christmas . I should know. At USAgain, we collected almost two million pounds of discarded clothing.

Used Clothing Collection Bins: Why They're Good for the Environment

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Let's not limit ourselves when it comes to recycling -- there's more to it than aluminum and glass.

Textile Waste: Taking Cues From Emerging Markets

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The average American consumes over 60 pounds of new clothing a year. Unlike us, emerging economies protect the environment by consuming millions of tons of second-hand clothing each year.

Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.

Closet Cast-Offs Clogging Landfills

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Christmas sweaters and dad jeans aren't just offensive out of principle - they can pose a serious threat to the environment.

Despite Recession, Textile Consumption Up, Recycling Down

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mattias Wallander

The economy has taken a hit, but that doesn't seem to have stopped Americans from buying new clothes in high volume. In fact, the culture of consumption is still going strong, with Americans hungrier than ever for textiles.