TAKE2 Victoria’s climate change pledge
TAKE2 shares tips to take action on climate change and help keep the global temperature rise under two degrees.
What do you do when you tire of your waterfall cardis and cold shoulder tops? There are plenty of good homes your wearable but no longer loved clothing can go to.
Only 20 percent of the world’s clothing gets recycled. It’s second only to the oil industry when it comes to climate change pollution.
Charities like TAKE2 Founding Partner, the Brotherhood of St Laurence are among the many charities and businesses happy to accept your unwanted clothes and other items. But make sure you’re giving away the right things to the right people in the right condition.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence will happily accept your donations of clothing, footwear and accessories, as well as fridges, furniture, electrical items, knick-knacks and toys. But they must be in good condition.
Nobody wants to buy your old stretched Star Wars t-shirt or that fantastic white maxi-dress with red wine stains down the front. So only donate items that are in good enough condition to be sold. Make sure the clothes are clean when you donate them too.
It’s probably even more important that you check out what not to donate before hauling everything down to your local Brotherhood store.
A good idea from The Salvation Army - before you donate anything - is to ask yourself if you would give it to a friend or relative to use. If the answer’s no, then don’t donate it.
Every year, Salvos Stores spend around $3 million disposing of rubbish and unsuitable donations. Imagine the good they could do with that money if we were all a bit more thoughtful about our donations!
If convenience is what you're after, join the 2 million Aussies a year who put their wearable but unwanted clothes and household goods in one of the many bins provided around Victoria by TAKE2 Founding Partner Southern Cross Recycling. You can also see a comprehensive list of drop off locations at Planet Ark's Recycling Near You.
For more information on sustainable purchasing, join TAKE2 today.
Bank Australia is a founding partner of TAKE2 – Victoria's climate change pledge. You can pledge too at TAKE2.