People in Cambridgeshire encouraged to recycle clothes as part of Love Your Clothes campaign

13:20 05 August 2014

Line of clothes for recycling. RECAP: New campaign to encourage textile recycling in Cambridgeshire.

Line of clothes for recycling. RECAP: New campaign to encourage textile recycling in Cambridgeshire.

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An appeal has been launched to encourage people in Cambridgeshire to recycle their clothes.

Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (RECAP) has launched a Love Your Clothes campaign with the backing of 64 major charities and clothing retailers such as Debenhams, John Lewis and the British Heart Foundation.

The campaign, which runs until the end of October, asks residents to recycle all their unwanted textiles – not just clothes - instead of throwing them away.

Residents can either take them to a recycling centre, textile bank or donate them to a charity to help them raise funds.

Councillor Kevin Ellis, chairman of RECAP, said: “Clothing, even if it looks a bit shabby, is still high quality material that can be recycled and made into something useful again.

“This campaign is designed to show that little things really do make a big difference.

“So, instead of putting them in your rubbish bin, pop them down to your nearby bring bank, recycling centre or charity shop. You never know what it might be made into next.”

For more information, go to www.recap.co.uk

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