Aptus took part in the ‘Wear Share Care’ clothes recycling campaign earlier this year and following our involvement we are pleased to have become a permanent host for a Cash for Kids clothes recycling bank.
The bright blue bin has been installed at the front of our head office, Aptus House, in Bolton and anyone is welcome to use it. Items that can be recycled include clothes, belts, bags, scarves and pairs of shoes. These will either be reused or recycled, preventing them from going to landfill and supporting the charity to raise vital funds for its services.
In April, as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental impact, we took part in Cash for Kids’ Wear Share Care campaign and our colleagues got involved by donating unwanted items. Between us we helped to prevent 15 bin bags full of clothing from going to landfill!
As a leading cause of CO2 emissions and huge waste, the fashion industry is one of the most harmful to our planet.
WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) reports that just under 336,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in the bin across the UK every year and a staggering £30 billion worth of unused clothing is still sitting in our wardrobes nationwide.
By the year 2030, it is anticipated fashion waste across the globe could increase to 148 million tonnes.
The recycling bank at Aptus head office will be emptied every month and for every tonne that is collected Cash for Kids receive £250 – the money raised will go towards helping children in Greater Manchester and across the UK who need our help the most.
Cash for Kids run a variety of fundraising campaigns every year. Their mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs. They also work with grass-roots organisations who directly support families who often have nowhere else to go. Find out more about them and how to get involved here.