Why Recycle?

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We believe strongly in the work that Clyde Recycling does, providing a service to both the local and global communities. The work that we do has tangible benefits for people in many parts of the world as well as additionally tackling to the task of reducing the impact that textile manufacturing has on the environment.

With so much need in the developing world, it seems senseless that these items should simply end up in a land fill site.

Why is Recycling Important?

  • Help Clothe People Who Really Need It – Most clothes that are thrown away are still in a good condition, or are able to be repaired like new. Second hand clothes are the main source of clothing for a large percentage of the worlds populace.
  • Help Mitigate Environmental Damage– Clothes, Textiles & Bric-a-Brac that is thrown away ends up in a landfill, not only is this costly for the person or business throwing it away, it is costly to us all. A standard landfill will continue to emit noxious gasses including Methane into the environment for up to 50 years after it is sealed over, contributing massively to global warming. Recycling helps lower the levels of pollutants we put into the atmosphere.
  • Recycling = Less Resources Used -  Recycled clothes require far less resources to get to consumer than new ones. When new clothes are required that means more land and water need to be used to grow more cotton, more fertiliser is used, more energy is used and therefore our environment becomes more polluted.
  • Find yourself with more space - Clear out the clutter, you can feel good in the knowledge that you will have simultaneously made your life a little bit tidier and made someone else’s a little bit better.

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Did you know?

  • Textiles and shoes account for more than 12% of all waste in landfill sites.
  • In a single year, the amount of clothes thrown away in the UK could fill Wembley Stadium to the brim.
  • Nearly 1 million tonnes of recyclable textiles are put into landfills every year, this is entirely avoidable and is actually the more costly option to recycling.
  • If everyone in the UK bought just one reclaimed woollen jumper each year we would save roughly 400 million gallons of water. This is more than the volume of the average UK reservoir.