Created in 2012, Ekotex is a Montreal-based company that specializes in the collection of used textiles for recycling. Did you know that post-consumer textiles (clothing, bedding, drapery, etc.) represent more than 170,000 tonnes of waste per year in Quebec?! Of this figure, 124,000 are incinerated or buried. Ekotex is dedicated help any organization that would like to add used clothing donations to its revenue stream.
In the works
Phil is developing a pamphlet that will invite businesses, stores and shopping malls to contribute to this unique cause by hosting a small container for the Lighthouse, Children and Families near their business to collect used clothing. Ekotex will financially support the Lighthouse in proportion to the amount of clothing collected.