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Vice President, Recycling & Reuse, Value Villagehttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2016/speakers/Tony ShumpertVice President, Recycling & Reuse, Value Village<div class="ExternalClassFA40AA4074FC4A5D9F2627C7C1CFF9AF"><p>​Tony Shumpert oversees the recycling and reuse business operations for Savers (also known as Value Village and Village des Valeurs), a purpose-driven thrift retailer with 330 stores across the US, Canada and Australia. In his 14 years with Savers, Tony has been instrumental in establishing Savers as a global leader in clothing and textile reuse and recycling, including having expanded the scope of items diverted from landfills from three categories to almost 20, including plastics, metals, sporting goods and kitchenware. This enabled Savers to divert 650 million pounds of goods from reaching North American landfills in 2015 alone.</p><p>Tony is passionate about reuse, representing Savers through his membership on the National Zero Waste Council’s Circular Economy Working Group, as a board member of Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), an international trade association promoting high standards and best practices for reducing solid waste by recycling textiles, and through his Huffington Post contributions. Through his work with these organizations, and by sharing his experience as a leader in the textile reuse space with industry groups, public officials and communities, Tony is supporting the bringing together of the reuse and recycling industries, a reduction in the amount of reusable clothing that ends up in landfills, and progress towards a circular economy.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2016/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/TonyShumpert.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/TonyShumpert.jpgGP0|#005281a5-084a-4a75-bb81-ee9a3cfa4e5a;L0|#0005281a5-084a-4a75-bb81-ee9a3cfa4e5a|Tony Shumpert;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18