Residents given the chance to win £100 with new wardrobe survey

Lifestyle / Sun 7th Nov 2021 at 04:35pm

DATA from the BLUEPRINT wardrobe survey will help drive down the 350,000 tonnes of textile waste sent to UK landfills each year.

A new resident survey could provide local authorities with the data they need to increase textile reuse, repair and recycling campaigns. Developed by the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project, all UK residents are invited to complete the survey by Wednesday 15th December to help their local council reduce textile waste.

Participants will be asked to provide information about the clothing they currently own, how/where they acquire new garments and how/where they dispose of or donate clothing. Once completed, participants can opt into a prize draw to win one of five £100 cash prizes.

BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy is led by Essex County Council and has a total budget of 5.6m euros, of which 3.8m euros were provided by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.

Cllr Malcolm Buckley, ECC Cabinet Member for Waste Reduction and Recycling, said: “We must take action on the volume of textile waste in landfills across the country. This innovative survey will provide us with invaluable insights to support our residents to reduce waste and consider reusing, repairing, selling or donating.”

For more information and to take part in the survey, please visit the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy website at: https://projectblueprint.eu/wardrobe-survey.

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