Like you, here at Bags of Support we are passionate about supporting the local community and doing what we can to save and improve our environment, with the benefit of also assisting less fortunate people around the world.
By collecting and recycling unwanted clothes, shoes and bedding, your school, charity or organisation could be earning money and helping to reduce waste destined for landfill and with 1.2 million tonnes of household textile waste going to landfill each year, what better way to inspire and encourage our children to lead the way and reduce our global footprint. Our average school collections raise about £150 per term so your PTA or charity could easily be earning £450 or more a year.
We are a Green Award Winning organisation based in West Sussex, that ethically recycle textiles. We initially sort the clothes into items that the Orphanages we work with in Romania, Hungary, Haiti and Uganda are requesting. We then look to recycle the remaining textiles in the most environmentally appropriate way possible. For example, some of the more damaged clothes are sent to be shredded into loft insulation. We guarantee nothing is put into landfill.
We pay the schools we work with 50p a kilo v’s the 35 or 40p a kilo paid by our competitors.
Recently we sent of 250kg of clothing to The Goldenia Orphanage in Romania, that arrived at the Orphanage in time for Christmas 2017 and last October we sent 750kg to Nkuringo in Uganda.