Closing the Textile Loop

Divert - Collect - Extend

EkoLinq promotes sustainability through textile reuse and recycling.

OUR GOAL

A More Sustainable Future

EkoLinq is helping move California's Tri-Valley region toward a more sustainable future.

By diverting textiles from landfills, EkoLinq is extending the life of these materials through reuse and recycling while reducing greenhouse gases.

OUR CHALLENGE

Textile Waste Impacts the Environment

Textile manufacturing consumes significant natural resources including raw materials, water, energy, and in some cases, requires the use of fossil fuels. Just one cotton t-shirt requires 650 gallons of water to produce, along with harmful chemical compounds used in the production processes.

Over 14.5 million tons of textiles enter U.S. landfills or are incinerated each year. Clothing discarded to landfills generates methane (a greenhouse gas) during composition and leaches toxic chemicals and dyes into groundwater supplies.

reduce waste
The average U.S. consumer throws out more than 70 pounds of textiles every year, with only 15% being reused or recycled.

THE SOLUTION

EkoLinq is Reducing Textile Pollution in the Tri-Valley

EkoLinq uses multiple approaches to collect and remove textiles from the pollution cycle.
See the variety of items we collect here.

divert waste

Residential and
business site pick-ups

collect waste

Collection bins
and drop boxes

fund raising

Fundraising
collection events

 

PARTNERS AND INITIATIVES

Sharing a Vision

EkoLinq partners with The Green Group consortium, which shares our vision for a closed loop in textile recycling. The Green Group ensures all textiles collected are either reused or recycled into new products.

Additionally, EkoLinq contributes 5% of profits to eco-friendly, carbon capture initiatives such as:

Climeworks
Climeworks, working toward direct air carbon capture technology and sequestration.

One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted – Helping increase atmospheric carbon absorption through reforestation

ITEMS ACCEPTED

What Products does EkoLinq Collect?

EkoLinq is able to process a wide variety of Textiles.

ACCEPTED TEXTILES

(Both reusable and damaged)

  • Clothes: Shirts, Pants, Jeans, Dresses, Suits, Shorts
  • Outerwear: Coats, Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Scarves
  • Footwear: Shoes, Boots, Heels, Sneakers, Sandals
  • Undergarments: Bras, Underwear, Socks, Slips
  • Linens: Towels, Sheets, Comforters, Blankets, Tablecloths
  • Accessories: Hats, Belts, Ties, Scarves, Headbands
  • Other: Handbags, Wallets, Backpacks, Stuffed Animals

NOT ACCEPTED

 

  • Textiles that are wet, moldy, contaminated with chemicals or bio-hazardous waste cannot be recycled and will not be accepted
  • Mattresses, furniture, or other similar oversized Items will not be accepted
  • For driver safety individual items over 35 lbs. cannot be accepted

CONTACT US

Find Out More

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