The clothing retailer H&M, offer a garment recycling service, across all it's stores, and have done since 2013!
They accept all textile clothing for this service, and for every, supermarket sized bag, of unwanted textiles or clothing, (even items such as old school uniforms are acceptable), you bring into the store, H&M will give you a £5 voucher, which you can spend either in-store, or on the retailers website, on any order over £25.
It's a great way to get rid of clothing that may well normally go into landfill, and means that your old clothes will get a new lease of life. All the clothes are sorted and filtered into the following categories:
· Rewear — clothing that can be worn again will be sold as second-hand clothes.
· Reuse — old clothes and textiles will be turned into other products, such as cleaning cloths.
· Recycle — everything else is turned into textile fibres and used for things like insulation.
In 2019, H&M Group collected 29,005 tonnes of textiles for reuse and recycling through our garment collecting initiative — equivalent to about 145 million T-shirts!
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