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Cupboard clear out challenge

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Clothing and textiles are the UK’s fastest growing household waste stream with hundreds of thousands of tonnes going to landfill each year.

We want to raise awareness of the issue so, as part of our commitment to looking after our environment, we’ve challenged people to donate 10,000 bags of unwanted clothing this summer.

We’re giving out 10,000 clothing recycling bags through events like our Members’ Day, summer shows and the Lincolnshire Show. We’re also giving one to each of our colleagues.

As well as doing your bit for the environment, donating textiles at clothing banks on our sites helps raise money for local good causes.

The Salvation Army splits all the money raised from our clothing banks with us and we share it amongst our Community Champions.

This year, the scheme raised more than £23,000 which will go towards the environmental organisations we’re currently supporting until the end of August this year.

Clothing bag donations that are collected from now until end of March 2020 will go towards our Community Champions for next year.

We have clothing recycling banks on 48 of our sites where people can drop off their bags full of donations. They’re provided by the Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd – the trading arm of The Salvation Army.

For more information and for a full list of clothing bank locations go here:

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