Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Apparel, Merchandising & Design; German

Department

Apparel, Events & Hospitality Management

College

College of Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Ellen McKinney

Project Advisor's Department

Apparel, Events & Hospitality Management

Description

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "(a)n estimated 12.4 million tons of foot-ware, clothing, and other non-durable textiles were generated in 2013," which constitutes "4.9 percent of total municipal solid waste" (U.S. EPA). This research will attempt to gauge levels of awareness in relation to textile disposal and recycling in two central Iowan communities: Ames (population - 61,792) and Des Moines (population - 207,510) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). The research will also collect data on initiative related to textile disposal and recycling, and disseminate similarities and differences between awareness and behavior. Following data collection and analysis, a proposal/proposals to increase awareness and initiative of environmentally friendly (non-landfill) methods of textile disposal will be created. The intent of the project is to present the findings and possible solutions to the subjects, respective city councils and/or current donation facilities.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Awareness of Textile Recycling and Disposal Options

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "(a)n estimated 12.4 million tons of foot-ware, clothing, and other non-durable textiles were generated in 2013," which constitutes "4.9 percent of total municipal solid waste" (U.S. EPA). This research will attempt to gauge levels of awareness in relation to textile disposal and recycling in two central Iowan communities: Ames (population - 61,792) and Des Moines (population - 207,510) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). The research will also collect data on initiative related to textile disposal and recycling, and disseminate similarities and differences between awareness and behavior. Following data collection and analysis, a proposal/proposals to increase awareness and initiative of environmentally friendly (non-landfill) methods of textile disposal will be created. The intent of the project is to present the findings and possible solutions to the subjects, respective city councils and/or current donation facilities.