Mum’s the Word –Uniform/ Activity Kit Recycling
Neighbourhood Pioneers Rachel Rhodes and Caroline Fotios, two mums from Blackburn with Darwen have designed a scheme that sees parents donate unwanted uniforms/activity kits that are in good condition. The scheme will ‘re-love’ these items and aims to alleviate the burden of cost that uniforms/kits can have on families, by providing the opportunity to purchase these items from Mum’s The Word at a greatly reduced price; Mum’s The Word believes that everyone should be able to have the option to choose without being stigmatised
This scheme promotes the reduction of land fill and their carbon footprint.
Recycling helps to protect the environment and saves energy by reducing greenhouse gas emissions; Consumers in the UK presently purchase 2.15 million tonnes of new clothing/shoes every year, 900,000 items are thrown away annually. 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 are produced every year; this is the equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.
Mums-The-Word provides recycle bins and literature to local schools, children’s centres, public buildings and community centres. Mum’s the Word staff collect donations on a regular basis, maintaining regular contact, refreshing baskets and literature at all designated points.
Mum’s The Word aims to be part of local communities, this will be done by regular visits to all supporting organisations, delivering weekly drop-ins at various collection points and having the opportunity to offer their volunteer programme within the localities.