Clean your closets and give your clothes a new lease on life !
Grand Clothing Drive for the Children’s World Academy
Families, friends, get involved and drop off your donated clothing on May 5th, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., directly in the Super Recycleurs truck located in front of the Academy at 2241 Ménard, LaSalle, QC H8N 1J4.
Plastic-Free Challenge: Why not use your old pillowcases, sheets or jeans to make a bundle when you donate your clothes? You can always use a cardboard box or yard waste bag. See the video on Youtube and avoid using plastic bags : https://bit.ly/37TICqB
The more young people, parents and the community get involved, the more it pays. The funds collected from the clothing drive will go towards different student activities.
Accepted equipment: All the clothing for men, women and children, handbags, scarves, hats, gloves, furs, shoes, sheets, towels, curtains, leather accessories, as well as toys in good condition. We only accept what is in good condition and can be reused. Heavily soiled and dirty clothing will be removed before weighing. The Super Recyclers are not able to accept pillows, carpets and skates.
The Super Recyclers mobilize the community around an eco-socio-responsible movement to finance concrete projects through the collection of used clothing.
Why reuse and recycle?
- More than 80 billion garments are made every year.
- In Canada, an average of 37 kg of clothing is thrown away per person per year. The vast majority of clothing ends up in landfills or is incinerated; overall, only 20% of clothing is collected for reuse or recycling.
- 26% of clothes are made of cotton. A quarter of the world’s pesticide consumption is used to control parasites in cotton. In addition, the fashion sector is the second largest water consumer in the world. Cotton consumes a lot of water: to make a cotton t-shirt, 2700 litres of water are needed and 10,000 litres for a pair of jeans.
- It takes 1 to 5 years for wool gloves or socks to decompose. For leather shoes, from 25 to 40 years, and for textiles, from 100 to 500 years.
- Our clothes are increasingly produced with synthetic fibres, such as nylon, polyester and acrylic. It is estimated that 500,000 tonnes of textile microfibres pollute the oceans, mainly because of laundry effluents, causing health effects in marine wildlife that will end up on our plates.