Re-use and recycle clothes and Toys
Why don't you sort out your bedroom? Do you have clothes that no longer fit you? You could give the clothes to a charity shop or you could also have clothes swapping parties with friends so that you get to try different styles (online).
Have you got any toys that you don't play with anymore? You could give them to charity or to another child who would like it.
Send in a picture of all the items you are donating to charity and one to show how tidy you bedroom is once you have finished.
Each year, in Europe, the UK is the second biggest spender on new clothes. The UK is also the 4th largest producer of textile waste, most of which is incinerated (burned) or goes in to landfill to rot, instead of being recycled or re-used.
Making clothes uses a lot of energy, both to grow, harvest and treat materials, such as cotton and later, in the manufacturing process. Those clothes also need to be shipped many miles to the shops they are sold in, which creates harmful emissions from vehicles.
Re-use your clothes: The easiest way to re-use clothes is to pass them on when you have finished with them. If you grow out of clothes, a younger person in your family might wear them.
This rainbow top has been worn by Dylan, Lily, Callie AND Kitty from Rochdale!