Recycle to Read Textiles

Recycle to Read Textiles helps children to learn about the value of reuse and recycling, and gives schools the opportunity to earn £300 per tonne (30p per kg) worth of book vouchers that can be redeemed for a wide range of fantastic discounted fiction and non-fiction books from the Harper Collins Recycle to Read Book Catalogue. There’s something for every pupil in your school, from early years up to 11-year-olds! 

Why sign up?

  • A huge amount of unused and unwanted clothing is hoarded in homes.
  • It is estimated that 80% of the textile waste in UK every year is incinerated or disposed of in landfill.
  • Textiles recycling is a great way to highlight the importance of responsible consumption and the role and value of recycling.
  • Empower your pupils to make a positive difference and care for the environment.

Who can take part?

Recycle to Read textiles collections are available to all Pod registered nursery, primary and junior schools in mainland UK, including the Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland.

What can I collect?

All items should be clean and wearable (or reusable) and in general good condition.

Recycle to Read textiles collections CAN accept:

Wearable Clothing
Paired Shoes
Duvet Covers

Recycle to Read textiles collections CANNOT accept:

Uniforms (including school uniforms)
Wet/Soiled Clothes

How do I take part?

  1. Login to the Pod (Register for a free account with the Pod if you don’t already have one) and sign up to take part in Recycle to Read Textiles.
  2. You will receive an email containing the campaign guide and links a range of downloadable campaign resources - everything you will need to hold a successful collection day.
  3. Email us when you would like to book a collection day.
  4. We will then ask our textile partner to contact you to arrange a collection date.
  5. You will earn £300 per tonne (30p per kg) worth of Recycle to Read book vouchers for the textiles you collect.

For more information, please see the Recycle to Read FAQs.

Terms and conditions apply.

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