Adam Baruchowitz is the CEO of an innovative New York company called Wearable Collections, which aims to make recycling clothing “as easy as recycling bottles, cans or newspapers.”
Baruchowitz started the company with an idea on how to eliminate waste, but has since grown his business to include a partnership with the GrowNYC organization as well as other partnering charities such as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Habitat for Humanity.
Waste makes up 5% of the New York waste stream, and accounts for close to 386 million pounds of waste every year. Because Baruchowitz has given New Yorker’s a convenient way to recycle, his business has gained popularity, and recently expanded to New Jersey and Long Island. And despite the increasing media attention, Baruchowitz still maintains his business with a small staff and an office at home.
Baruchowitz works from home and handles the business side of the company, while his neighbor and friend Alex Thoman drives the trucks to various pickups throughout New York City.
Take a look.