UK’s Isle of Wight Council initiated new clothes and textile recycling campaign recently with the message We’re #TacklingTextilesWaste together.
The campaign seeks to prompt shoppers to think about the three ‘Rs’ when it comes to shunned garments and textiles — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The campaign will deliver top tips and guidance on what to do with textile waste. Every week the campaign will examine one of the three Rs to educate, signpost and increase awareness.
Natasha Dix, the council’s strategic manager for environment said, “Consumers are already great at recycling but we can all do that little bit more.
Although recycling is fast and comfortable with kerbside collection, there are bunches of things they can do before that.
“This can include re-using your clothes by upcycling them into something new, such as a t-shirt into a bag or cushion cover. Or simply donating to a charity, or selling online.”
“The best option is to reduce the amount of clothing we buy. We all have those clothes at the back of the wardrobe which seemed like a bargain at the time but we have never worn!”
Householders can also put out cushion covers, duvet covers, pillowcases and curtains out for recycling.
The crew cannot take bulky items such as duvets, rugs, pillows or cushions.