The feather stuffings of an old cloth pillow now degraded.

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Arthur Boone

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Apr 28, 2022, 11:35:33 AMApr 28
to Nancy Poh, greenyes
One part of me says to put the whole thing in the compost bin; another part says just the feathers. A third part would put it all in the garbage.

Advice, please.

Arthur R. Boone, Center for Recycling Research, Berkeley  510/910-6451

Nancy Poh

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May 1, 2022, 4:12:08 AMMay 1
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If you can find companies that recycle feather to make their own product, you can locate them to enquire how your load can be collected.


You can contact Re:Down because they "recycle down and feathers extracted from post-consumer goods so that they can be re-used in your products!". They must have a collection system in place. 
Eric Firmann, Co-Founder of Re:Down

You will find lots of contacts from this article 
Do Recycled Feathers Make Your Down Coat More Ethical?
1) Mark Galbraith, General Manager at Nau. This American company offers jackets and vests featuring feathers that have been recovered from old blankets and pillows. 
2) Anne Gillespie Director of Industry Integrity at Textile Exchange, which helped create the Responsible Down Standard 
3) Pamela Ravasio, a Sustainability Manager with the trade organization European Outdoor Group, said that down might have some benefits for use in compost. However, if the source of the pre-loved blanket or pillow is not known, there remains the possibility that they pose a health hazard. 
Her name is not listed there though https://www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com/contact-us

Call to enquire if they have collection bins at their stores
Uniqlo U’s First Recycled Down Jacket!
https://www.uniqlo.com/au/en/news/topics/2021040701/
Recycled down is recovered from used duvets and pillows, then cleaned and sorted like virgin down. 
The Recycled Down we use is a mix of either 600- or 700-fill-power goose and duck down that is reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that ...

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