1000 Flowers for the Planet - #468 Recycle Your Bras
The good news is that bras can be recycled. The bad news for Australians is that we don’t seem to recycle them in this country. If anyone can tell me of an Aussie bra recycling program I’d be glad to know it.
Meanwhile, in USA they have drop-off points for recycling bras, but the best place for action seems to be Great Britain, where they have several options. If your bra is still wearable it can be dropped off at a charity shop, given to a breast cancer campaign, dropped off at a homeless shelter, or donated to a bra appeal that sends underwear to Africa where it is gratefully received. Finally, if your bra is completely worn out it can be sent to a textile bank – these exist in the UK and are places that sort and recycle every piece of textiles from coats to underwear and everything in between, to recycle in some way. Recycling as much as possible means we get the best use from the valuable resources that have been used to manufacture these items, and prevents landfill.