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Corrie Johnson
Corrie Johnson

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I want to recycle some really old clothes mostly cotton. I emailed the council but no reply yet. thank you everyone

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Alec Brito

I hate to burst everyone’s bubble but globally just 12% of the material used in clothing end up being recycled. This is because of the complex combinations of fibres, fixtures and accessories clothes are made from. So your cotton clothes can easily contain many other components such as labels, sewing threads usually made from other materials like polyester. So it’s pretty hard to separate so they can effectively be recycled. I would suggest handing them down to someone else to wear rather than relying on recycling centers.

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Corrie Johnson Author

ty for the info.

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Julie Wong

I would recommend using Google to locate your nearest recycling centre.
You should be able to drop them off or contact them to get more information on the best steps to recycle cotton.

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Emilie Scofield

How about donating them to a local charity?

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Corrie Johnson Author

I thought about donation but I read somewhere the clothe end up in landfills so donations are not always the best option.