The annual footprints of a household’s new and existing clothing are equivalent to the weight of over 100 pairs of jeans, the water needed to fill over 1,000 bathtubs and the carbon emissions from driving an average modern car for 6000 miles.
An estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.
Consumers spend £44 billion year on buying clothes – or around £1700 per household. If clothes stayed in active use for nine months longer, this could save £5 billion a year from the costs of resources used in clothing supply, laundry and disposal. Given that over 5% of the UK’s total annual carbon and water footprints result from clothing consumption, savings of this scale would be hugely significant not only in financial and commercial terms but also environmentally.
By educating children on the importance of recycling, the concept of textile recycling will become part of everyday life for generations to come.
30th June 2021 A selection of Air Pollution posters by Snowy Owls
14 June 2021
The Keep Britain Tidy litter picking campaign has come to an end, see the ‘Thank you’ on the link below.
Well done to all theBurchetts Green Litter Heroes, children and parents! Keep up the good work!
Did you know, litter picking is officially good for your health 😃
World Ocean Day 8th June 2021Whether you're at home, or out and about, there are many ways you can get involved! There's online and physical events including art exhibits, book-readings, beach clean-ups and so much more!