Smart Recycling is both a concept and a company that is engaged in the development of a new method to deal with the burgeoning problem of household waste, including clothing, textiles of all kinds, bric-a-brac and even household appliances.
The existing avenues for these waste streams are failing to deal with the problem sufficiently and more importantly, efficiently. Smart Recycling provides a more comprehensive and eco-friendly solution. Households, rather than just discarding the goods, have the opportunity to sell their unwanted clothing or other items for an immediate cash payment – or alternatively, the proceeds can be donated to a charity choice. The Smart Recycling option offers the best of both under one umbrella.
Smart Recycling operates throughout the UK, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
The goods that are collected typically fall into two groups, at a ratio of 75% to 25%, with the larger group going for reuse as their same original purpose; for example, clothing that can be re-worn or crockery and saucepans that can be easily reused as originally intended. The second group are goods that can be recycled; this could be as clothing, in the case of recycled wool, or clothes that can be repurposed as padding for furniture or as wiping rags for industrial use.
Smart Recycling operates alongside Next Best Clothing Ltd. ( Incorporated in 1998 ) and Bag 2 School (Trade Mark registered in 2001). These companies are all engaged in the collection of clothing, textiles and other household goods. Next Best Clothing Ltd. handles the worldwide sale of the goods collected. Currently the resultant tonnage from these operations is around 400 tonnes per week.
Want to know more about how you can recycle clothes for cash through Smart Recycling?
Visit our site and look up your nearest Smart drop-off location of a Smart Recycling Cabin.
The primary objective of Smart Recycling is to divert household waste in all forms away from landfill and to give the goods a "Second Life" on the continents of Africa, Asia and also in Europe, eventually extending to other emerging markets across the world. The logical way to deal with waste and the over-production of new goods destined for world markets is to ensure that all products are utilized to their full extent throughout the period of their natural, intrinsic lifespan. By so doing the necessity to manufacture new goods to fulfil the same demand can be considerably reduced.