Textile Waste Recycled and given to Local Schools.Susannah Walbank
Wyedean currently bags up its waste yarn, material off-cuts and cones, and rather than processing it through traditional waste disposal methods recently delivered these to local schools for children to re-use.
Recent recipients of these materials were schools in Oldfield, Stanbury, Ingrow, Haworth, Oxenhope and Oakworth.
The cones are used by school children for modelling while the materials and yarns are used for gluing and craft projects.
We also donated 80 kilos to a school near Boroughbridge. Altogether Wyedean has donated and delivered over 250 cones and 200 kilos of textile waste.
Wyedean is now working towards a new target of distributing 100 kilos of waste amongst local schools per year.
Not only is this is a fun resource for local schools, but it’s also good for the environment as this waste would ordinarily be disposed of in landfill.