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Rags to riches for Worthing textile recycling

Released: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

It's been a bumper year for recycling textiles and old clothes in Worthing.

A record 100 tonnes of materials has been donated to 14 textile recycling banks in the town. This is nearly 50 per cent more than the year before, generating over £20,000 for charitable projects, £8,000 more than in the previous year.

The money raised is distributed by local charity Community Chest to support projects in Worthing which promote social and economic well being. Grants of up to £1,500 have been paid out to groups such as the Worthing Rugby Minis, One Love Worthing and Worthing Children's Parade.

And there is no need to stop donating now. With the school year at an end, think about donating those old, but clean, hole-in-the-toe school socks and that school blouse which has seen one too many a wash.

Councillor Val Turner, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:

“This really is a wonderful achievement. Not only are we sending fewer textiles to landfill, but we are raising money for local charities. I wonder if we can recycle even more over the next year?”

Click here to see where you can donate your old clothes and textiles - on the Worthing Community Chest website

Photo: One of our textiles recycling bins at Brooklands Park

PR18-132 - One of our textiles recycling bins at Brooklands Park

Photo: Textile recycling - putting bagged up clothes into one of our textiles recycling bins

PR18-132 - Textile recycling - putting bagged up clothes into one of our textiles recycling bins

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