Ladies - if you're planning this year's spring clean of your wardrobe here is a new way of getting rid of unwanted bras.
Charity Against Breast Cancer has introduced an recycling fundraising scheme for bras that have served you well, but are no longer wanted. Pink bins - you can't miss them! -, or bra banks, are currently being placed in lingerie outlets across the UK, ready to welcome all unloved bras.
Recycling bras will prevent them from being dumped into UK landfills and Against Breast Cancer will receive £1,000 from every tonne donated. The recycled bras will be sent to Africa where they are a popular purchase on the markets, and the scheme is also helping to create jobs in the UK.
Wendy Taylor-Hill, Corporate Manager at Against Breast Cancer said "We are over the moon with the enthusiasm the public has shown for the scheme and excited that well known retailers are adopting the idea. It seems the perfect solution on so many levels and we hope to see further take up of our banks as a result of renewed environmental focus during Climate Week starting on 21st March."
Funds received from the scheme are put to work by the charity to support the research they are conducting into breast cancer, now affecting 1 in 8 women in the UK.
For more info visit www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk