I partner globally with nonprofit organizations, retailers, thrift operators, charity stores, faith-based institutions, logistic companies, and collection agencies to help reduce waste in our communities and landfills.

It is no secret that environmental impacts are front of mind for millions worldwide. Every day, landfills are packed to the brim with goods polluting the air and water supplies. The EPA estimates that landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, but why? Items like textiles and shoes that can be recycled are not being recycled; the consequence is the community’s health. It’s time to rally the community and close the production loop by recycling used textiles and shoes into second-hand sellable goods.

In late 2022, with over 17 years of thrift and textile recycling experience, I decided to launch Sortworthy, a global startup focused on championing sustainable change – together. Founded on the 8R Zero Waste ecosystem (Reduce, Rethink, Recycle, Regift, Recover, Repair, Reuse, or Refuse), Sortworthy is committed to tackling the issue of textile recycling. Every year, over 20 billion pairs of shoes and 150 million tons of textiles are produced, and only 1% of that gets recycled. Understanding that change comes as a collective effort, Sortworthy encourages community members to work together to recycle their old shoes and clothing to prevent these items from filling landfills.

I help organizations and municipalities close the loop on production by consulting, collecting, sorting, and repurposing gently worn textiles and shoes into second-hand sellable goods or raw materials. Nearly 95% of used clothing can be reused or recycled.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to know more about me and our startup or simply like to exchange and share ideas. I would love to learn more about you and your inspiring work!

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