Tony Shumpert

VP of Recycling and Reuse
Savers

Tony Shumpert is VP of Recycling and Reuse at Savers.

Tony oversees the recycling and reuse business operations for Savers, a purpose-driven thrift retailer with nearly 330 stores across the U.S., Canada and Australia. During his tenure at Savers, Tony has been instrumental in establishing the company as a global leader in clothing and textile reuse and recycling. In his 16 years with Savers he has worked to grow the company’s recycling division, expanding the scope of items diverted from landfills from three categories to almost 20, including plastics, metals, sporting goods and kitchenware. These advances enabled Savers to divert more than 700 million pounds of goods from reaching North American landfills in 2017 alone.

Tony Shumpert is tagged in 6 stories.
Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time
Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

Behavior Change / We are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse. - 1 month ago

The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity
The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

Waste Not / I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades. - 2 months ago

Give a Sh!rt™ About Our Environment, One Thrifted Item at a Time
Give a Sh!rt™ About Our Environment, One Thrifted Item at a Time

Behavior Change / The apparel and footwear industry accounts for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — that’s almost as much as the total emissions of the European Union. And the number of fashion cycles for clothing production has increased from two a year to as many as 50-100. Each cotton T-shirt we own withdrew more than 700 gallons of water from our natural resources during production. - 6 months ago

The Case for Change: Why We Need to Address Our Clothing Footprint Now
The Case for Change: Why We Need to Address Our Clothing Footprint Now

Waste Not / It’s time to face the facts. By 2030, we will consume 102 million tons of apparel per year, an increase of 63 percent from 2017. And by 2050, the global-fashion industry will consume a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget — which represents the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions that can be emitted to keep climate change “tolerable.” - 9 months ago

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Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste
Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste

Collaboration / Textile waste is a 26-billion-pound problem the world is just beginning to recognize. With us consuming more than 80 billion pieces of new clothing each year globally, there’s no question that change is necessary – but what will it take for retailers, clothing manufacturers and consumers to embrace the environmental benefits of reuse? - 1 year ago

How Savers Is Cultivating Community Through Reuse
How Savers Is Cultivating Community Through Reuse

Collaboration / As we navigate tumultuous times in our country and across the globe, people are looking to businesses to cultivate community, either through their own programs or through partnerships. According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, businesses and NGOs are the most trusted organizations by the public, more so than media or the government. People are looking to these organizations to fill a need, solve problems, and redefine the ‘good life’ in their communities. - 1 year ago

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