École élémentaire publique L’Odyssée

École élémentaire L’Odyssée is mobilizing for a grand clothing and textile drive to raise the children’s awareness to the benefits of recycling. The money will be donated to Fem’aide, an organization that provides support and counselling to French-speaking women affected by gender-based violence. Families, friends, get involved and drop off your clothes from April 15 to 9 a.m., April 18 2019, directly at the school located at 1770, promenade Grey Nuns, Orléans (Ontario) K1C 1C3.

Accepted materials: 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. The more young people, parents and the community get involved, the more it pays.

Why recycle clothing and textiles?

  • 190,000 tonnes of textiles are thrown away by Quebecers every year. Why not let your school take advantage of that?
  • 2500 litres of water are used to produce a cotton t-shirt; for a pair of jeans, 11,000 litres are used.
  • It takes 1 to 5 years for wool gloves or socks to decompose. For leather shoes, from 25 to 40 years, and textiles, from 100 to 500 years.