Why You Should Recycle Your Clothes Instead Of Binning Them


It happens to us all, we often fall out of love with our clothes and feel like it’s time to do a clean-out. But, before you go straight to the bin with your bag of unwanted clothing, it is worth thinking about what is best for them.

Helping The Environment

So you’ve sorted the wardrobe out and are about to bin the pieces you don’t want? But wait! Have you ever thought about what happens to your clothes once they are in the bin? The reality is shocking. 10,000 items of clothing are being sent to landfill every five minutes, equivalent to £140 million in value every year. A huge amount of unwanted clothing is now damaging the environment.

So by donating or recycling your clothes you can help fight against landfill waste, reduce demand for fast fashion and help us on our journey of stopping clothes going to landfill.

Charities Will Benefit From Your Donations

Here at Collect My Clothes one of our main aims is to help our partner charities raise funds through clothes recycling. In fact, did you know that donated clothing is one of the biggest sources of funds raised by charities? Which makes it all the more important to donate your unwanted clothing and not bin them.

We have a selected range of partner charities, which means you will have the opportunity to support the cause which is most important to you. So we say it’s a win-win for all involved.

Give Your Clothes A New Lease Of Life

Getting rid of your unwanted clothing doesn’t have to be a difficult process. The great thing about clothing is that it’s all personal preference, so what you might think is rubbish another person may enjoy. Donating your clothes, allows them to be loved all over again and be part of new memories. Far better than being binned and forgotten. So share the love – donate and send your clothes on a new adventure!

It’s Great For Your Mental Health

We all know how important it is to take care of our mental health and it has been shown that having a clean out can help. Researchers at UCLA’s Centre on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) have identified a direct link between the stress hormone cortisol and clutter. Which showcases how decluttering your home makes more room for you to think clearly, to feel more prepared, and overall feel more content in your everyday life.

There is no time like the present, start that clean out now.