"The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA), in partnership with the Wearable Collections clothing-recycling company, is sponsoring a textile and e-waste drive on Wednesday, October 21, for fans and members of the theater community. The event will take place in Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway from 11am-2pm, where patrons and performers alike can donate materials on their way to their Wednesday matinees.
The drive will accept all used and clean clothing, including shoes, handbags, belts, and hats, as well as household, backstage items such as curtains, linens, and towels, laptops, desktops, monitors, televisions and remotes, computer cables, mouses, keyboards, gaming consoles, telecom equipment, small electronic appliances (coffeemakers, toasters), cellphones and accessories. They cannot accept light bulbs, any type of battery, large appliances, air conditioners, or any dangerous items.
Wearable Collections will repurpose or recycle 96 percent of all donations received at the drive and will donate a portion of the proceeds to BGA to facilitate its goal of making New York theater a greener industry. Wearable Collections will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Broadway Green Alliance to aid in the BGA's efforts to make Broadway greener. The BGA also maintains a textile drop-off bin in the BGA office and at the Actors Federal Credit Union at Actors' Equity Association."
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