Week Five of RecycleMania Focuses on Recycling Clothing

March 6, 2017 -- This is week five of CNM’s participation in RecycleMania, a national eight-week campaign to make students, faculty and staff more aware of the importance of recycling.
Week Five of RecycleMania Focuses on Recycling Clothing

Mar 06, 2017

This week’s emphasis is on recycling fabrics/clothing.

About 10.5 million tons of fabric per year goes into landfills, giving textiles one of the poorest recycling rates of any reusable material,” said Molly Blumhoefer, CNM’s Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager.

As part of RecycleMania, event organizers are holding a contest in which members of the CNM community snap a selfie wearing their best thrift-store clothes. Upload your picture to Instagram and tag it with #CNMthriftstyle.

The selfie that receives the most votes will take first place and a $25 gift card to Savers. There will also be a second-place winner. The selfies must be available for public viewing. The contest ends on March 10. For more contest details, email Molly Blumhoefer at