Chandler recycling companies give old clothes 'a second life'
Nearly 4 million pounds of clothing bales extend in every direction at Phoenix Fibers’ massive warehouse on Ray Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler.
The recycling center, housing an assortment of garments such as old denim jeans, unwanted clothing and prison jumpsuits is already out of space, according to Steve Johnson, the plant manager.
Four million pounds may sound like a lot, but each man, woman and child in the United States throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually, according to the Council for Textile Recycling, making facilities like this necessary.
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