Sunday, 27 April 2008

Ladies, re-cycle your bras!

What can I do with my old bras?

Much as I would love to reveal an inventive domestic use, there are some things that you don't want hanging around in your kitchen. Chances are your local charity won't accept them either as it's virtually impossible to resell underwear, unless it's fresh as a daisy and still in its box.

Oxfam is an exception. Although it shares this general policy of not reselling underwear, its recycling plant in Huddersfield, Wastesavers, reveals that bras are “invaluable revenue-generating items” - not something your greying M&S job will have been called before. Clothes that cannot be sold in shops end up here, when the material is either recycled, if the item is damaged, or sold to traders who send them to developing countries.

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