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Sorting through your textiles and shoes and recycling all of those old items you no longer want or need can create a lot of space and help you to keep your wardrobe tidy and spacious. Look in your closet, if you have clothes that you haven't wore for a year or two, those items are just taking up space​.

There is a great demand for used clothing around the world and the clothes provide a reliable source of income for business owners and their families.

Green World Recycling Ltd donates all of its post-processing revenue from recycling used clothing to charities to support sustainable development projects around the world. Learn more here.


Recycling wearable clothes and shoes lowers the amount of resources that go into making new ones. If your unwanted pair of jeans or an old pair of trainers goes on to be worn by someone else, less land, water, fertilizer and cotton has to be used in producing new ones.



It takes a lot of energy to produce clothing; every item goes through a complex manufacturing process that uses an extraordinary amount of electricity and water. By recycling clothes when they are no longer wanted, you ensure that all that energy doesn’t simply go to waste.


Textiles that are thrown in the bin are sent to landfill sites. They can produce toxins which pollute the water we drink and the air we breathe. Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites. Every single year, discarded clothing in UK that could be recycled, amounts to a full Wembley Stadium!



Green World has hundreds of green clothing banks across UK, conveniently located by the places you frequently visit such as schools, grocery stores, post offices and car parks, so you don’t have to go out of your way to help the environment.


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