Councillor promotes the use of Fareham’s blue banks

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DON’T let your unwanted shoes and clothes go to waste is the message from a Fareham councillor.

Fareham Borough Council’s executive member for streetscene, Councillor Leslie Keeble spent the day at the Council Connect stand yesterday in Fareham Shopping Centre to promote the benefits of using the council’s blue textile recycling banks.

Cllr Keeble was joined by streetscene’s director Paul Doran to answer questions about what can be recycled.

They were also letting people know what the council does with the recycled items and highlighting the benefits to not only the environment but also to the community.

Cllr Keeble said: ‘Clothing and textiles are nearly 100 per cent recyclable. All items from blue textile banks can be reused, even those in a poor condition can be recycled to produce new materials such as insulation.

‘We donate to many community projects and charities using proceeds from the blue banks so the more clothing and textiles we collect, the more we can donate.’