On Global Recycling Day (Friday 18th March), we’re supporting Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids who have teamed up with Textile Recycling International to encourage eco-friendly behaviour!

By sending more to be recycled we can help protect our environment. Plus, for every tonne collected, Cash for Kids will receive £400 to help continue their amazing support of disadvantaged children!


Some Key Facts…


  • About 1.75 million tonnes of clothing caste is produced in the UK every year with 1.2 million tonnes being sent to landfill
  • A pair of shoes takes 30 to 40 years to decompose
  • More than 60% of households say they have unwanted clothes and textiles
  • The total carbon footprint of clothing in the UK 2016 was 26.2 million tonnes of CO2
  • 35% of microplastics in the ocean come from washing of textiles
  • The fashion industry is ranked fourth in terms of its negative environmental impact – just below housing, transport, and food
  • In the last 15 years, clothing production has doubled, but it’s estimated that the average piece of clothing is now only worn 10 times before it’s thrown away
  • Demand for raw materials for the fashion industry is expected to triple by 2050


But if you recycle with them…


  • 75% of what they receive is reused
  • It’s exported to countries where people can’t always afford new clothing 
  • 22% is recycled
  • Anything that’s not in good enough condition to be reused is turned into things like insulation and carpet underlay
  • The less than 3% of material which isn’t suitable is turned into fuel which can be used to generate energy


If you wish to get involved too, follow the link below to sign up your school, nursery, college, business, club or as an individual



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