At Pre-Loved we're dedicated to providing recycling solutions that work for the community. Working with schools and community groups we strive to reduce the amount of waste by recycling items such as clothes, books, CD's DVD's, shoes and more. These pre-loved items will find new homes in far-away countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Your school will benefit too! Not only will you be helping to reduce waste and provide a useful vehicle for educating pupils on environmental issues (did you know nearly over 900 million items of clothing end up in Landfill across the UK every year!), but you will also earn your school valuable cash for the items collected!

We believe we have created the ultimate win-win model, where unwanted items get recycled, children get to engage in a meaningful way on environmental issues, and your school or community organisation earns money in the process.

We look forward to hearing from you.


WHY RECYCLE

Recycling Conserves Resources
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry.
Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.

Recycling saves energy
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport etc. Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials.

Recycling helps protect the environment
Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change. Current UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of C02 a year – the equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.

Recycling reduces landfill
When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces. There are over 1,500 landfill sites in the UK, and in 2001, these sites produced a quarter of the UK’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Source:
www.recyclenow.com/why_recycling_matters