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Textiles Recycling

Innovative textile waste solutions

About our textile and PPE recycling service

Recycling Lives’ unique textile recycling services specialise in the secure destruction and recycling of corporate clothing and all associated PPE e.g. safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

Recycling fabric waste through a secure, audited process, we work to have your old textiles reworked into a brand-new fibre.

Reducing textile waste sent to landfill
Guaranteeing a secure, audited textile recycling process for corporate apparel
Creating a new Waste Processed Fibre (WPF) with a wide range of applications including mattress fillings, felts, sound and heat insulation

Innovative textile waste solutions

In the past, clothes recycling has relied on the intrinsic value of the garments, with quality clothing being resold in the UK via the charity sector or exported to developing countries. None of these markets have an appetite for corporate clothing, which is typically soiled as well as uniform in style and colour, making it unattractive in the UK or export markets.

Added to this, many organisations require a secure process for handling branded items, to control how and where their branding is seen.

Our secure and audited textile waste recycling process provides a sustainable solution to these problems. We take corporate clothing waste, often made from man-made materials that would otherwise be unrecyclable and give them a new lease of life as Waste Processed Fibre or Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).

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Why work with us
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British Gas

“Our relationship with Recycling Lives spans more than 6 years starting with our first load in 2016.

We send scrap and waste material including copper, brass, ferrous metal and more they also handle our hazardous waste such as oil and aerosols. We honestly like everything about Recycling Lives, their people are dedicated to what they do, work hard and are exceptionally friendly to deal with. Their attitude to work and charity is inspirational. Long may our partnership continue.”

Why work with us
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British Telecom

“BT and Recycling Lives have a long established relationship stretching back over 15 years.

We were looking to ensure we met and exceeded all of our environmental and waste targets and goals. To enable us to achieve this, we needed to work with the right partners that carry the same values and provide us with solutions we need in an ever change environment. Recycling Lives have continuously demonstrated their ability to deliver, always willing to go that extra mile when needed, and have built a trust within BT that our waste is in safe hands. We will continue to work with Recycling Lives in the future.”


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