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NLWA launches textile recycling campaign

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has launched a new campaign to get residents to recycle their unwanted textiles.

Residents from Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest, which make up the NLWA, can take their unwanted textiles to 250 textile recycling banks at various locations.

Those who sign up to the campaign could also secure a free place on a ‘sew good’ workshop.  Run by the charity Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development (TRAID), the workshops teach people new skills so they can turn old textiles into fantastic new pieces of clothing.

Commenting on the campaign NLWA chair Clyde Noakes said: “Clothes, shoes and household textiles we no longer want are a really valuable resource.  They can be put to good use by charities here and overseas, helping people who are not as fortunate as ourselves.

“The more we can reuse and recycle textiles the less that will go to landfill.  That’s really important and will help protect our environment. 

“I’d encourage residents to sign up; it’s a real win-win for everybody.”  

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