Recycling Clothes – Where to Recycle your old Clothes for Cash
If you have used your time in lockdown to clear-out your old clothes and shoes you can help the environment and make some extra cash by recycling them.
Helping the environment is something that is becoming increasingly important to retailers. This is why many of them run schemes where customers are rewarded for recycling their old clothes. Customers may receive discounts on items or gift vouchers when clothing is recycled.
The idea behind these schemes is that clothing can be reused or the material used for other things. This prevents old clothing going to landfill.
Some of the schemes that are being run by major retailers are listed below….
In order to recycle clothes and shoes with Adidas, you will need to download their app and join the Creators Club.
When you have joined you should go to the Infinite Play section. You can give details of the items you want to recycle and you will be told how much they are worth as an e-gift card. You will also get 200 Creator Club points as a bonus when you recycle your first item.
Creator Club points can be redeemed for rewards such as invitations to special events and early access to certain products. You can also earn points by making purchases, leaving reviews and tracking your exercise.
You can only trade in items that you have bought directly from Adidas UK and the total value of the items must be more than £20.
Items that are returned to Adidas will be cleaned, repaired and resold. If they are really worn then they will be turned into something new.
According to their website, the scheme is still running during the coronavirus pandemic.PrettyLittleThing and BooHoo Recycling Scheme
These online retailers are both part of the same group and do their recycling through the ReGAIN app which will need to be downloaded.
Once you have registered on the app you can start to collect clothing, shoes and accessories to be recycled. You need to send at least ten items at any one time.
You can parcel up the items that you want to recycle and take them to a local collection point, which is usually a charity shop, or print off a shipping label and have it picked up from a drop off point.
You will then get discount codes that can be used in store or online at any store that ReGAIN partners with. As well as BooHoo and Pretty Little Thing, this also includes stores such as Missguided, NewBalance and Superdry. The amount of discount that you get may vary between stores.