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 handbags, 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.
Textiles are the 2nd most polluting industry and contribute hugely to global warming- by encouraging recycling we can effectively do our bit for the planet.
We are a Green Award Winning organisation based in West Sussex, that ethically recycle textiles. We initially sort the clothes into piles of items that the communities we support in Uganda,the Orphanage in Romania plus more recently schools in Malawi and Sierra Leone need. We then look to recycle the remaining textiles in the most environmentally appropriate way possible -ideally in the UK. We guarantee nothing is put into landfill.
We donate to our schools, at least 20% more than our competitors.
Recently during the pandemic crisis we have also sent funds to buy sacks of food for the villagers in Nkuringo.