Recycling can reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfill and reduce the carbon footprint. Here are 7 ways to use your old or unwanted clothing that would have ended up in the bin:
- Donate to charity - The easiest way to get rid of your old clothing! Just drop them off at your nearest charity shop.
- Rent your clothes - If they are still in good quality and you don’t want to lose them forever, consider renting them out to people.
- Give to an animal shelter if they are too worn to wear - Give a furry friend a new blanket and bedding made out of your old garments.
- Donate clothes to a retailer for discount in return e.g. H&M clothes recycling scheme - you can donate any bag of old clothes or unwanted garments into an H&M shop and you'll be given a £5 voucher to spend.
- Clothing swap - Any friends or family interested in your style? Maybe they have some items you would love to exchange! You could have a totally new wardrobe for no cost.
- DIY - Make it into something else. You could turn an old pair of jeans into a pair of summer shorts or create headbands/face masks out of an old t-shirt.
- Compost - If your old clothes are made from a natural material such as cotton or hemp then you can easily compost them.
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