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Tap into textile recycling

Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL), one of the UK’s largest textile recycling operations, will be on hand to discuss its free clothing collection scheme.

Its services include the provision of clothing banks which are regularly emptied, delivery and collection of door-to-door collection bags, online collection data, a public exhibition trailer, free press office support and a schools scheme.

SATCoL works with more than 350 schools through its dedi cated scheme for schools called ‘Recycle With Michael’ and partners with a number of corporate organisations.

Tony Hosking, head of the clothing collection division, said: “One way in which we have been helping local authorities increase their textile recycling levels is through our scheme for schools. These partnerships are proving to be a great success.

“Recycling officers are presented with a ready-made programme to recommend to schools in their area, and the subsequent feedback from SATCoL on the amount of extra textiles collected can be used towards meeting local authority recycling targets.”

Each partnership contributes to the millions of pounds raised for the Salvation Army each year, as well as diverting waste from landfill for reuse and recycling. SATCoL has increased its clothing banks to more than 6,500 from 5,200 last year, and delivers 400,000 clothing collection bags to homes across the UK each week. It now has 190 retail outlets.

Salvation Army Trading Company will be on stand 4F50-G51

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