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St Dympna’s N.S., Tydavnet is collecting clothing items no longer in use. It’s a great way to raise funds for the school as well as helping people in the developing world. The initiative aims to teach school children and community groups about the environmental and social benefits of recycling while raising significant valuable funds for themselves. The school would welcome any of your unwanted used clothes (no underwear), bags, shoes, towels, curtains, sheets (no duvets), hats and belts, of any quality.

The Cash for Clobber scheme is aimed at raising awareness of textile recycling among children and to show how essential it is for everyone in the ‘developed world’ to reduce, reuse and recycle. Much of the waste textiles produced in Ireland and the UK end up in landfill sites – large holes in the ground where all our rubbish is dumped. Every year, 1 million tonnes of clothes that could be reused are buried in these landfill sites. This is bad for the environment as we are running out of space to dispose of this rubbish and the landfills that already exist are giving off harmful gases which contribute to global warming. Synthetic (man-made) products do not break down and decompose in landfill. Woollen garments (natural) do decompose but give off harmful gases and 80% of all clothes thrown away in the UK and Ireland can be reused. What a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes while helping the school!  Your support is much appreciated! See the school website or contact the school for more information: http://www.stdympnas.com/