in 2015, Americans discarded 15.1 million tons of clothing and other textiles, and 85 percent of that wound up in landfills. Cities all over the world are scrambling to figure out what to do with textile waste. But it’s not just consumers – New York is a big manufacturing hub and today’s guest has launched a new business to help them get rid of their commercial (or pre-consumer waste). Jessica Schreiber is the Founder of FABSCRAP, which provides convenient pickup and recycling of fabric scraps from businesses in New York City. Prior to launching FABSCRAP, she was responsible for New York City’s textile recycling and e-waste recycling contracts and programs as a Senior Manager in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability at the Department of Sanitation.
“Don’t judge your clothing – donate it.” – Jessica Schreiber