The SHARE Fund, in collaboration with Ecosmith Recyclers (New Boston, NH) and Vent LLC (Portsmouth, NH) is pleased to report that its new recycling program has already diverted approximately 19,000 lbs of textiles and 3,000 pieces of glass from the landfill.
According to SHARE Fund Executive Director Skip Smith, Eco-Smith takes the worn, unusable textiles and redistributes them to third-world countries for repurposing. VENT uses unsaleable glassware to provide entertainment and team building, then works with local artists to repurpose the leftover materials.
“At SHARE Fund, we always strive to be good stewards of all that is shared with us in order to maximize social impact,” said Smith. “From working with the City of Rochester to establish a recycling dumpster for use by all, to working with local farmers to provide waste food products for feed, we have kept this focus.”
Smith says that in addition to support from the City of Rochester, Waterstone Properties generously underwrote the first year of the initiative and is considering the possibility of an ongoing annual contribution.
“Through these types of partnerships, we are proud of the work we are doing to help our neighbors in need and to help our environment!”
To learn more about the SHARE Fund, make a financial contribution, or learn more about donating items, visit www.sharefund.org or call (603) 335-0011.