Our earth’s resources are precious to our future. That’s why we need to be careful about what we use, why we need to think twice before we over-use, and why we need to make an effort to re-use and recycle.

With our donation banks, clothing collection service and charity shops, we want to provide as many opportunities as possible to reuse and recycle. This will help lessen our impact on overflowing landfill sites, and therefore on the environment.

Find out more about our environmental credentials.

Why recycle?

  • An estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to waste in landfill every year
  • The average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothes, but around 30% hasn’t been worn for at least a year
  • Clothing made from natural materials like cotton, wool and leather will produce a range of greenhouse gases while biodegrading in landfill sites
  • For every tonne of textiles reused rather than sent into landfill CO2eq (harmful greenhouse gases) are reduced by 7 tonnes
  • Extending the average life of clothes by nine months would save £5 billion in resources used to supply, launder and dispose of clothing
  • Donating your unwanted clothing and household items to us helps raise millions of pounds every year for The Salvation Army

* Source of statistics: WRAP