Saturday, January 4, 2014

What to do with scraps

I'm all about recycling.  Obviously.  But even though I can take an old garment and turn it into a teddy bear, or a toddler dress or a piece of patchwork, there will be bits left over.  There's no way around it - no matter how dedicated you are to zero waste, there will be scraps.

But not anymore.  Clothing store H&M just announced a clothing / fabric recycling program that will be available in all their stores.  They'll accept clothing, fabric scraps - basically anything textile.  If it's in good condition (just not your taste, out of style, etc.), it will be passed on as second hand clothing.  If it's damaged or scrap, it gets recycled into something else like car insulation or cleaning cloths or just textile fibers.  Here's a link to H&M's website which explains the program more fully.

You can bring in up to 2 grocery bags per day, and you get a voucher good to be used with your next purchase.  I'm not sure how useful that will be for me - H&M's clothes don't seem to fit the over 25 body (much less the rapidly approaching 50 body), but it's still a great idea.

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