Annual Bra Recycling Drive Underway; Kent State Today HR Faculty/Staff News; September 30, 2019

Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability and the Women’s Center are hosting the 7th Annual Bra Recycling Drive, October 1 – November 2, to collect reusable or worn-out bras and reduce the number of textiles in landfills.

Bras and other clothing that are in good condition will be donated to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center. Worn-out bras will be recycled. As a reminder, you can drop off clothing at the Career Closet at the Women's Center.

Since the start of the Bra Recycling Drive nearly 1,000 bras have been collected in 6 years. Since 2012, 75% of bras collected have been sent for reuse to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 25% have been sent for recycling by The Bra Recyclers.

2019 drop-off locations
Clean bras can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • The Women’s Center Williamson House, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, fall hours Monday – Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • The Office of Sustainability, suite 101 in Harbourt Hall from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., October 1 through November 2.

Clothing can also be sent via intercampus mail to the Women's Center or Office of Sustainability.

POSTED: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:01am