Nailsea’s Crown Glass Shopping Centre is partnering with charity Against Breast Cancer to introduce an innovative bra recycling scheme that will benefit women everywhere. The scheme provides an eye-catching pink bra bank in locations around the centre where unwanted bras can be deposited.
Recycling bras prevents them from being dumped into UK landfills each year and the charity recovers £1000 from every tonne donated. The scheme directs textiles to Africa where they help create local commerce and the scheme is also helping to create jobs in the UK.
Wendy Taylor-Hill, corporate manager at Against Breast Cancer said ‘We have received very positive feedback from retailers adopting the scheme and great warmth from the public for an idea that helps the environment as well as charity.
James Lucas of Crown Glass Shopping Centre said: “We are very happy to add the Against Breast Cancer campaign to the many charities we support at the centre. Our first bin will be in the foyer of The Sion in Crown Glass Place with other bins coming soon, so look out for the pink posters.”
Funds received from the scheme are put to work by the charity to support the research they are conducting into breast cancer, now affecting 1 in 8 women in the UK.
Anyone wishing to find a local bra bank or who wishes to use the postal recycling scheme for bras, mobile phones and ink cartridges can go to www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk for further information or call Wendy at the charity on 01235 534211.