New clothing and shoe banks in Crediton

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Tuesday 14th November 2017 10:56 am
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A clothing and shoe bank has been placed at the St Saviour’s Way end of Mid Devon District Council’s High Street car park, in Crediton as part of the Salvation Army’s Clothing Collection Appeal. Clean dry clothes (in bags), paired shoes, sheets and towels, handbags and belts, curtains, fabrics and blankets and soft toys can all be deposited in the clothing bank to raise much-needed money for the Salvation Army. NP 061117 02 ()

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MID Devon District Council is making it easier for residents to recycle unwanted textiles and help a good cause by installing two more textile banks in the district, with more banks planned to be sited early next year.

The new banks are located at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre and High Street (St Saviour’s Way) car park in Crediton.

Clothing banks, in addition to the fortnightly kerbside recycling collection, are a simple and convenient way for residents to recycle unwanted textiles.

Clothing banks are sited in accessible areas and are a perfect way to dispose of larger amounts of unwanted textiles.

Suitable items for recycling include, adult and children’s clothing (including underwear, socks and coats), paired shoes, handbags, belts, towels and bed linen.

The Council’s textile banks are supplied and emptied by the Salvation Army. Textiles are reused and recycled to raise charitable funds, in turn helping to protect the environment.

An estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to waste in landfill in the UK every year.

Next time you head to the bin with an old outfit or duvet cover remember someone else can benefit from your waste.

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