Textile waste reduction

Nottinghamshire residents can now reduce their textile waste

Instead of throwing away old clothes and fabrics why not refresh, improve, mend or completely transform them for the new season.

We all have clothes or textiles such as curtains, duvet covers and blankets that we don’t want any more or are past their best. But did you know that in the UK around 336,000 tonnes of our unwanted clothing gets thrown away every year?

The good news is that there are lots of simple ways to keep all clothing in use, and out of the bin.

There are a range or resuse ideas below and as part of a textile reuse awareness project, we are giving Nottinghamshire residents the opportunity to take part in an online workshop.

Clothes and textiles that are in good condition can be donated and sold for re-use. This is an important way to minimise the overall impact that clothing has on our environment.

Items that aren’t suitable to be passed onto someone else can be recycled and made into new items, such as padding for chairs and car seats, cleaning cloths and industrial blankets.

Online video workshops to reuse and repair textiles
Festive textile Repair and Reuse online workshop


For guidance from the experts please see the links below

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An introduction to Love Your Clothes

Loving your clothes starts with smarter buying: choosing clothes that are better made, easy to care for, and made to last.
These simple care tips can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your clothes looking great, and they’ll save you cash too.
Clothes due for an upgrade? Find inspiring ways to create a fresh look from the things you already have.
Fallen out of love with your clothes? How to find them a good home.
Recipes to help cut down on food waste and use up seasonal produce
Cooking oil can be recycled at all of Nottinghamshire’s Recycling Centres.
Find out what can go into your kerbside recycling bin