Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / NFDC urges local people to recycle clothes
NFDC urges local people to recycle clothes
10
Aug '09
New Forest residents have been advised not to leave old clothes out for unknown collection companies– but to recycle them instead.

The move was prompted after W&W Help Ltd distributed leaflets to homes in the district last month asking for donations of unwanted clothes, which it claimed was for the needy in the developing world.

An investigation by New Forest District Council discovered that the company is no longer trading – and urges local people to donate unwanted clothing direct to a charity shop or take items to one of the charity clothing banks at various locations around the forest.

NFDC portfolio holder for the environment, Cllr Edward Heron said: "As a council, we cannot guarantee that unknown collection companies are genuine and not selling the clothing for a profit. So we urge residents to either donate their clothes directly to a charity shop or to take them to one of the many registered charity clothing banks we have in the New Forest. "

These clothing banks support Oxfam, The Salvation Army, Scope, The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Traid and European Shoe Recycling. Recycling old shoes and old clothes is really worthwhile. Items that can be worn again are sold in charity shops and the rest gets recycled into 1001 different materials such as stuffing for mattresses, insulation, carpet underlay and new fabrics. Even underwear can be recycled!

New Forest District Council


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 17th Aug 2017

Sri Lankan textile exports down 4.1% in May 2017

After showing positive trend for two consecutive months, Sri Lankan...

Courtesy: ATDC

Textiles | On 17th Aug 2017

ATDC, Groz Beckert Asia sign agreement for CSR

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest quality...

Textiles | On 16th Aug 2017

USITC to continue investigations on PSF imports

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
18.5%
Skip
14.8%

Total Votes: 27

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
37.0%
No
40.7%
Skip
22.2%

Total Votes: 27

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
81.5%
No
7.4%
Skip
11.1%

Total Votes: 27

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
55.6%
No
11.1%
Skip
33.3%

Total Votes: 27


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X