Monday, February 23, 2015

Photos from the IPE field trip to Savers/Value Village Recycling Distribution Center in Fife

On February 19th we toured the distribution center, where Savers/Value Village processes unsold items from West Coast stores for sale by the pound to foreign buyers. Every day they receive 6 truck trailer loads of clothes, toys, shoes, kitchenware, books, backpacks, and other items that are sorted, bundled, and shipped to the port. They also recycle wire, metals, and plastic. It's a major operation: their output in 2013 was 80 million pounds!


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