Over the last number of years, many of us have come to realise how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle, and thankfully Penneys has jumped on board with this also.
The popular retailer has now launched a new clothes recycling scheme in its 36 stores across Ireland meaning we can hand back our old clothes and see them put to good use.
This move by the company comes as new research found that people are currently less likely to recycle their clothes because there aren’t enough areas available for them to be dropped off.
Consumers admit they would be more likely to recycle clothes and footwear if there were places available to do so, while research also showed a large majority of people are unsure of the dos and don’ts when it comes to recycling.
The research carried out by the fashion retailer shows that almost a quarter (23 percent) of people are unaware that clothing and footwear can be recycled at all, while over half (51 percent) said they throw out old clothes that can’t be re-worn, and 91 percent of people said they do recycle clothing and footwear that can be re-worn.
It also appears that people enjoy the feel-good factor of donating or recycling clothes as of those who said they do it, 56 per cent believe that they are helping others.
As well as that, a further 55 per cent believe that recycling is good for the environment, while 63 per cent of people do it as part of a big clean out, or 53 per cent want to clear out items they don’t wear anymore.
The Penneys Textile Takeback scheme will accept clothing, footwear, bags, and some textiles such as towels and bedsheets, from any brand in any condition via the new collection boxes in stores.
Once collected, Penneys will then sort out all of the bits and they will either be re-used, recycled or repurposed. The scheme also launches today in Germany and Austria following its successful launch in the UK – fantastic!
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