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 approximately 300 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 nearly 18 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 2018 alone.
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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.” - 2 years ago
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. - 3 years ago