Wear not, waste not


clothing waste5 per cent of the household waste stream is made up of clothing, and whether it is tattered and torn, or just out of style it all has some value. Here are six different ways you can reuse or recycle your old clothes:

  1. Take them to your local mini recycling centre where they can be sent for reuse and recycling
  2. Drop them into a charity shop, remember to make sure all the items are in sellable condition first
  3. Try selling your old clothes online, this can be fun and rewarding
  4. Offer friends and family a first look at the items you are getting rid of
  5. Get crafty; you can turn an pair of old jeans into a bag, or just use socks and t-shirts to make cheap re-usable dusting cloths
  6. Finally look out for trade in schemes at your favourite shops. Both H&M and Marks & Spencer offer money off vouvhers in exchange for recycling your clothes in store.


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