Florida Recycling Partnership, Goodwill Industries of North Florida Recognize National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
(Jacksonville, Fla.) – The Florida Recycling Partnership today recognized Goodwill Industries of North Florida (Goodwill) for their outstanding economic and environmental recycling efforts leading up to National Secondhand Wardrobe Day on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
“At the Florida Recycling Partnership, we know that following the three R’s – reduce waste, reuse items whenever possible, and recycle items into new materials – builds a greener future for our communities and supports our local economies. On National Secondhand Wardrobe Day, we are reminded that recycling is something that we can incorporate into nearly every aspect of our lives and do so with great results for our community,” said Keyna Cory, Executive Director of the Florida Recycling Partnership. “We’re proud to partner with Goodwill Industries of North Florida to celebrate National Secondhand Wardrobe Day and congratulate them for the great work they are doing to improve recycling rates across North Florida.”
“When you donate to Goodwill or recycle at home, you are keeping North Florida green while also helping to fill thousands of jobs and connecting folks with the resources they need to advance their educations and careers,” said David Rey, CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Florida. “In 2019, at Goodwill alone, donation collections and resale operations diverted more than 11 million pounds of clothing and goods from landfills and helped support cardboard recycling efforts for nearly 500,000 pounds of cardboard material. We’re pleased to join the Florida Recycling Partnership in celebrating National Secondhand Wardrobe Day and promoting the immense benefit of recycling for our communities and neighbors.”
About Goodwill Industries of North Florida
Goodwill Industries of North Florida is a not-for-profit organization, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and dedicated to assisting all individuals who face barriers to employment. We do this by providing innovative employment, training, education, and placement services. Our ultimate goal is to enable such individuals to acquire employment and to develop careers, with 92 cents of every dollar spent at Goodwill going right back to providing opportunities for families in our community. For additional information, go to www.GoodwillJax.org and like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About Florida Recycling Partnership
Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of leading Florida companies and associations with the mission to educate policy makers, business leaders and the general public about the benefits of recycling. For additional information, go to www.FLRecycling.org.
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