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HOPE stops textile and shoe recycling

THE NON-PROFIT HELPING Overcome Poverty’s Effects is getting out of the textiles recycling business after 23 years, citing tighter financial margins and rising operating costs. Pictured here is the last of the accumulated textiles that will leave HOPE this week. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Montross

It’s a move that could significantly add to the local waste stream and create issues for some of the area’s other clothing resale shops.

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