A lot of energy goes into producing clothing. We’re doing all we can to not let that energy go to waste. Having a wardrobe declutter? Recycling is a handy way to pass on clothing. Making sure your unwanted clothes go to a good home means the energy used to create them goes further.
What can be recycled?
Customers can bring any clothing, shoes or accessories – good quality or worn out – to Oxfam textile banks on over 340 Sainsbury’s sites.
What happens to the clothes that get recycled?
Nothing goes to landfill. Oxfam regularly collect donations and they are then either resold in Oxfam shops, online or at festivals. They are also reused in Frip Ethique, Oxfam’s social enterprise scheme in Senegal or in other countries around the world. If they can’t be reused, they are recycled into things such as mattress filling or carpet underlay by working with reprocessing companies.
To find out more about Oxfam visit www.oxfam.org.uk.
Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland (no. 2000946) and Northern Ireland (no. CHYXN 89651)