Patagonia is known for making the best outdoor
products while still being socially and environmentally responsible. In 2014,
it turned to Agromin to solve a problem--what to do with hangers made of bamboo that
were no longer usable in their stores.
being discarded into landfills, the hangers are collected nationwide and
repurposed by Agromin into compost and mulch. Agromin also processes the green
waste generated from Patagonia's headquarters and store in Ventura.
nearly 3 tons of hangers have been recycled. In 2016 alone, 2,851 pounds of
hangers were diverted from landfills and transformed into compost and mulch and
another 9 tons of green waste and nearly 11 tons of food waste from Patagonia
became nutrient-rich soil amendments used by growers, landscapers and consumers.
This is just another example of Patagonia's commitment to being a good steward
of the land.
Labels: green recycling, hanger recycling, Patagona