Benefits of recycling clothing on the environment

There are some exceptionally good reasons why we should all be making more of an effort to recycle our clothing. The benefits of recycling clothing on the environment are immense and if we all worked together as one worldwide team, we could make such a difference.

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of recycling clothing on the environment:

Recycling clothing reduces landfill

Recycling clothing conserves energy

Recycling clothing benefits people in developing countries

You can raise money for your own good causes by installing a FREE recycled clothing bin

Controlling Landfill By Recycling Clothing

Much of the clothing we wear today is made from organic material which means that it comes from a natural source and is, more importantly, biodegradable. So that’s ok right? Biodegradable clothing in landfill sites is not a problem? Wrong! Landfill sites lack the oxygen that is required to help biodegradable materials break down, so this then leads to anaerobic digestion as it decomposes and this releases harmful greenhouse gases. The amount of clothing that goes into a landfill site is uncontrollable, so these gases speed up climate change as they enter the atmosphere. Did you know that if we recycled 100 million lbs of our pre-loved clothing that would be the same as taking 35,000 cars off of the road?

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The whole manufacturing process is complex and uses a very unhealthy amount of chemicals, water, electricity and labour. For instance, the mix of toxic chemicals with 100 of gallons of water is what it takes to dye a single pair of jeans. Simply, by recycling your unwanted clothes you can instantly prevent all that energy from going to waste.

When you recycle your clothes with Recycled Clothing Banks, the items that we cannot reuse here, we ship over to developing countries to help poorer communities. These people rely so heavily on overseas generosity so there is a great demand for us to help families all over the world. Many organisations have one of our FREE recycled clothing bins installed to raise money through and be paid for unwanted clothing to help people in developing countries.

We install FREE branded textile recycling bins in high footfall areas so that local communities can donate pre-loved clothes, shoes and household textiles as a way to generate additional funds. Recycled Clothing Banks will pay a cash lump sum of £300 based on every tonne of textiles we collect! It’s a quick and easy way to earn money for your fund-raising projects. We are currently working with village halls, scouts/girl guides, local authorities and private businesses to generate funds as well as create awareness of the benefits of recycling clothing on the environment and how donating textiles can be a rewarding and positive experience.

Contact us today and talk to us about installing a textiles recycling bin near you.

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