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Sortworthy Partners with Greystar in Central and North Florida to Celebrate Earth Week

Sortworthy, a startup focused on zero waste, is excited to announce a partnership with select Greystar properties in Central and North Florida.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, UNITED STATES, April 13, 2023 -- Sortworthy, a startup focused on zero waste, is excited to announce a partnership with Greystar to offer a collection drive of unwanted clothes and shoes. Greystar provides world-class services in the rental residential real estate business. From April 15-22, Sortworthy and Greystar will celebrate Earth Week by strategically placing collection bins in the leasing office across Orlando, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Windermere, Winter Garden, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Destin, and Panama City. 

 

The recycling drive, with conveniently located bins, will make it easier for residents to discard unwanted clothes and shoes. Textile waste is a significant contributor of waste to the environment. Each year, about 90% of shoe waste ends up in landfills. It contaminates the environment by emitting chemicals into the soil and groundwater. Sortworthy believes nearly 95% of used clothing can be reused or recycled. The partnership will have Greystar significantly impact each of the communities served by reducing items going to the landfill while also engaging in the education and conversation of the importance of textile recycling.

 

Sortworthy is a for-profit organization with the mission of contributing an impact on the waste issues threatening the environment. In addition to diverting waste from the landfill, Sortworthy will make a financial contribution on behalf of Greystar to Camp Hope and St. Jude. The Greystar Gives initiative supports each of these charities. 

About Sortworthy

Sortworthy is a Florida-based startup committed to closing the loop on production by recycling used textiles and shoes into second-hand sellable goods. Founded in 2022 and based in St. Petersburg, Sortworthy partners with a global network of nonprofit organizations, retailers, thrift operators, charity stores, faith-based institutions, logistic companies, and collection agencies to help reduce waste in our communities and landfills. Leveraging an 8R Zero Waste mindset, Sortworthy is changing the discourse around recycling to maximize global impact and reduce the harmful waste impacting the environment. In addition to recycling efforts, Sortworthy offers home pick-up services to residents in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, and Miami. Sortworthy gladly takes their used textiles and shoes off their hands to help create a cleaner future.

 

About Greystar

Greystar is a leading, fully integrated global real estate company offering expertise in property management, investment management, development, and construction services in institutional-quality rental housing, logistics, and life sciences sectors. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates more than $250 billion of real estate in 234 markets globally with offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, manages more than 817,000 units/beds globally, and has a robust institutional investment management platform comprised of more than $69 billion of assets under management, including over $29 billion of development assets. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 to become a provider of worldclass service in the rental residential real estate business. To learn more, visit www.greystar.com.

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