H&M Recycling - Don't let fashion go to waste

I felt compelled to tell you all about this brill new project H&M are doing in store.
As you all know, I'm a big big H&M fan, so much so I've a couple of YOUTUBE videos coming out soon that feature brand new H&M items!

Don't let fashion go to waste.
This is all you need to know about H&M's initiative to collect clothing in their stores.

Long live fashion!

Every year, tons of textiles end up in landfills. But as much as 95% of these textiles and clothes could be used again. That's why H&M are now collecting clothes in their stores. Clothing of any brand, in any quality and any condition.

So if you've got something worn, torn or hopelessly out of fashion. Don't throw it away or let it be hidden away in the back of your wardrobe. Tale it into H&M  in order to help decrease the amount the amount of textiles being wasted.

Take in your unwanted clothes into any H&M store and for each bag of clothing you donate to their cause, you'll receive a £5 voucher to redeem on your next purchase of £25 or more.

The clothes you donate are then sent with the everyday H&M deliveries to the nearest processing plant. The clothes are then graded and hand sorted. Zero waste is the goal. Items that are too worn and torn to be reused will be recycled and turned into raw materials and new products.

Clothing that can be worn again is marked worldwide as second hand goods.

Textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths.

Textiles that can't be reused get a new chance as textiles fibres, or are used to manufacture products, such as damping and insulating materials for the auto industry.

When rewear, reuse and recycle are not options, textiles are used to produce energy.

Q: Why is H&M doing this? A: They want to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry by limiting the amount of waste ending up in landfills.

Q:Can I hand in clothes in any H&M store? A: Yes all H&M stores in the UK offer collecting services. You can find more info on your local store on their website.

Q: Will they only accept H&M garments? A: Of course not. Amy piece of clothing, of any brand and in any condition are welcome.

Q: What can I hand inA: To start off with, just clothes.

Q: Is there any limit to what I hand in?
A: Each customer can hand in a maximum of two bags a day.

Q:How much is the reward
A: You will receive one £5 voucher (redeemable on your next purchase of £30 or more) for each shopping bag of clothes you bring in.

Q: What difference can my old T-Shirt really make?
A: Producing a cotton T-shirt creates between 1.5  and 3.6kg of C02 in the recycling process these values are reduced by some 85-90%

Q: Does H&M profit from the returned garmets?
A: No. H&M will be donating any revenue back to customer savings, local charity organisations and into further recycling innovation.

Overall, I think this is brill. Just think how many H&M's there are in the UK!

This is a great step forward, and the fact we'll also be rewarded for our efforts with the £5 voucher is epic!

So next time you're having a clear out, drop it into H&M and get a fiver towards your next splash of cash!

Do you know of any other recycling or rejuvenation projects? 

Local or national I want to hear about them! Leave me a comment or a link in the comments as I'm always looking for new things!

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