Textile recycling through Worn Up

Worn Up

As an addition to Radford’s other sustainability measures, the College is now partnering with ‘Worn Up’, a textile recycling company that aims to keep recyclable textiles out of landfill.

Worn Up collects school and corporate uniforms which are no longer wearable/saleable and they are turned into a wide range of items including tables, tiles, dog beds, acoustic tiles and more!

The mid-year break is a chance to go through uniform items no longer needed and:

  • donate saleable ones to the P&F Secondhand Shop, and
  • put unsaleable items in the Worn Up pod.
Dog swag
Dog swag made from the Worn Up textile recycling program

Where: Recycle pod located in the P&F Secondhand Shop
What:
Uniform items which are no longer useable and not saleable
EXCLUSIONS:
Worn Up does not recycle school bags, shoes or intimate apparel.


Get on board! Did you know that...

95% of all textile waste in landfill is recyclable
10% of all global CO2 production comes from textile production
1 cotton t-shirt uses 2,700 litres of water to produce

SECONDHAND SHOP HOLIDAY HOURS

Please note that the Secondhand Uniform Shop will only be open on the third week of the mid-semester holiday break. It will be closed for the first two weeks of the holiday break and will re-open on Wednesday 13 July and Thursday 14 July.


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