Jo has donated clothes to charity to launch a new environmental clothes collection scheme in East Dunbartonshire.
The new monthly collections are being run by Clothes Aid in aid of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). Local residents will receive calendars highlighting their designated collection days, in a move which drastically reduce the number of plastic bags currently distributed by Clothes Aid for collections.
With Scots currently binning over 2000 tonnes of textiles every year, Clothes Aid prevents good quality items ending up in landfill, emitting dangerous greenhouse gases as they degrade.
Commenting, Jo said:
“Clothes Aid’s new scheme is a simple and great way to donate unwanted clothing after a post-Christmas clearout. This green scheme will mean an end to thousands of plastic bags being unnecessarily delivered for only one specific collection, as well as ensuring clothes don’t end up in already-full landfills.
“All the while, people will be helping the important work of a valuable local children’s charity. I hope that lots of CHAS Clothes Aid bags will start filling up for residents’ designated collection days soon.”
- According to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in 2007 2,075 tonnes of household textiles was thrown into landfill.
- For more information on Clothes Aid, please contact Megan Weston, Press Officer, on 020 7288 8538
- Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. CHAS supports over 250 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise over £6 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services. Its website can be found at: www.chas.org.uk
- For more information, please contact: Anna Jackson, PR Manager 0131 444 4913 [email protected]