Abbots Langley Primary School’s PTA, ALSA, has recently purchased a Textile Recycling Bin, as a fundraising initiative for the school.
This was done with the financial assistance of their Local County Councillor and School Governor, Sara Bedford, who said:
“When ALSA approached me to apply to my Locality Budget for funding to purchase the bin, I was very happy to support them.
It is a fantastic way to raise money for the school, raise awareness amongst the children of issues of waste and recycling, and contribute to the reduction of landfill waste.
I would love to see more schools follow this initiative”
The value of unused clothing in wardrobes has been estimated at around £30 billion and an estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes into landfill each year.
Abbots Langley School now arranges for regular collections of the unwanted but reusable clothes which are donated by the local community.
The school even had its bin personalised in school colours, and sign written for free by Cheeky Signs, who are parents at the school.
The first collection – after having had the bin for just under two months – raised £165.
It is hoped that it will raise in the region of £1000 per year for the school.
If you’re having a Spring clean, please do consider donating your clothing to the school who can accept reuseable, clean, dry clothes, reusable paired footwear, handbags, belts & accessories, soft toys and bed linen