This week Midwest Radio looked at how the Ballina costume company has focused in on the recycling of it’s costumes
Did you know…
- The Ballina costume company was founded in 2002 and has led the way within the county in terms of clothes recycling.
- Clothes recycling can save approximately 2,700 liters of water for every cotton t-shirt that is recycled instead of being produced from scratch.
- It can also significantly reduce carbon emissions. Recycling one ton of clothing can save around 3.6 tons of CO2, equivalent to the emissions produced by driving over 7,000 miles in an average car.
Why is cloths recycling so important?
- Clothes recycling is crucial for reducing textile waste, conserving resources, minimizing environmental impact, and promoting a sustainable, circular economy.
- Clothes recycling helps combat the fast fashion industry’s negative environmental effects by extending the lifespan of garments and reducing overall textile consumption.
- By recycling clothes, we can reduce the demand for new textile production, which saves energy, water, and reduces pollution associated with manufacturing processes.
What can I do to help clothes recycling?
- Donate your gently used clothes to local charities or clothing banks to support their recycling efforts.
- Explore clothing swap events or online platforms to exchange clothes and give them a new life.
- Repair or repurpose damaged garments to extend their lifespan and reduce the need for new purchases.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
Your clothes recycled and reused – Home – Clothes POD
My Waste –Where unwanted clothes can be recycled – MyWaste | Ireland’s Guide to Managing Waste | Recycling and Rubbish My Waste