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Micro-Businesses Make the World Go Round

Small businesses are the backbone of any healthy economy. At Charter Recycling we do business with the suppliers of many entrepreneurs and small business people in South America, Africa, as well as parts of the U.S. The used clothing we collect from bins around the country is condensed into 800-1000 pound bales and sold for (more…)


World Travels of a Blue Sweater

Ever wonder how that guy in Africa got that Ralph Lauren polo shirt? Maybe you’ve seen a photo in a magazine or newspaper of a tiny Guatemalan girl in an Ohio State sweatshirt. Or a photograph of a Senegalese man on a website in a unmistakably American T-shirt that reads “Let’s Get This Party Started” paired (more…)


The Green Bottom Line

The benefits of being green have become increasingly apparent for businesses the world over, and in the U.S., sustainable business practices are proving more and more to be the mark of an industry leader. How do you measure the success or impact of your organization? Product quality? Customer satisfaction? Client reviews and testimonials? Profitability? Investor (more…)


The Giving Part of Thanks

Turns out giving is not only good for the soul, it’s a powerful and positive boost for your mood, your health and your sense of community. Whether you give away your used clothing or other goods, volunteer, or just surprise someone with a random act of kindness, you can show your gratitude this holiday season (more…)