Love your clothes

Approximately two million tonnes of clothing waste is generated in the UK each year, of which 63 per cent currently ends up in the bin - what`s more 43 per cent could be reusable.

There is real value in clothing (and rags) so before throwing that old shirt away think - could I sell it? Could I alter it? Could you swap it? Or could I donate it to charity?

When you`ve finished with an item of clothing it could be exactly what somebody else is looking for. Facebook has offers lots of selling pages that you can use to sell old items or even give them away for free. Simply logging on and searching for selling pages in your area will often turn up lots of options.

Swishing parties are a great excuse to get together over a glass of wine and swap your old clothes between friends

If you have a question about resources or recycling in Cumbria call our helpline on  0300 003 1118
or email us at  info@recycleforcumbria.org