To celebrate World Environment Day, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council have teamed with BlockTexx and St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver a community textile recovery collection event, ‘Give a Sheet for the Planet’.
The event is focused on supporting and driving the circular economy.
All linen collected will be processed at a Gold Coast facility and remanufactured into raw materials that are used by Australian manufacturers to create a range of new products.
Unused clothing or clothing that is in good condition can also be dropped off. This will be donated to and resold by Vinnies – helping to raise vital funds for members of our community doing it tough. These funds assist with accommodation, food, clothing and support.
What’s the problem?
How can I be part of the solution?
On Sunday 11 June: Give your linen a second chance at life.
Households can drop off their clean and sorted old, worn-out sheets, towels, pillowcases, quilt covers and linen that are no longer wanted or can no longer be used.
Members of the community can also drop off unused clothes that are in good condition which will be sorted and resold by St Vincent de Paul via Vinnies stores. Please ensure donated clothing items are in a good, sellable condition.
Please separate linen and clothes into two piles prior to arriving at the collection site.
Secondary collection site at Tewantin
For residents located in the northern area of the Sunshine Coast, the below venue is also open for collections during the same date and time:
Tewantin State School, Goodwin Street off Cullinane Street, Tewantin.
Did you know?
One kilogram of unwanted textile waste processed by BlockTexx is equivalent to 30kgs of CO2 emissions. That means one truck load of linen collected will have diverted 10 tonnes of textile waste from landfill and will have removed carbon emissions equivalent to taking 65 cars off the road for a year.
Make a change for the future
Make sustainable purchasing choices, opting for high-quality products which are more durable and long-lasting. Where possible, purchase products made from natural fibres which don’t contribute microplastics to the waterways when washed like synthetic materials.