Spectrum Property Care helps developing countries by recycling old uniforms
Published by Tina for Spectrum Housing Group in Housing
Mark Singleton from Spectrum Property Care and Simon Worth from M&J Bowers
27 bin liners and 27 boxes of old work wear from Spectrum Property Care are now helping people in developing countries because of a recycling scheme supported by the company.
Following the rebranding of Signpost Services to Spectrum Property Care, there was a need to get new work wear with new logos and so the old uniforms were no longer needed.
“Rather than send the old clothing to landfill, we wanted to make the best possible use of it,” says Paul Bryan, Managing Director of Spectrum Property Care. “Our confidential waste supplier M&J Bowers sends clothes to developing countries so we thought that it would be a great way for our old clothes to get a new lease of life.”
The donated items were sorted into different grades and bagged up for shipping.
“Recycling clothing is much better than dumping it in landfill sites because someone else can get real benefit out of them. As long as the clothes are clean and in good condition, we can make use of them,” says Andrew Bowers of M&J Bowers.
Spectrum Property Care received £72 for the clothes which will be donated to Homeless International.
Spectrum Property Care, a subsidiary of Spectrum Housing Group, maintains, repairs and improves in excess of 35,000 homes responding to the needs of 100,000 social housing residents across the South of England each year. Spectrum Property Care also repair and maintain NHS sites, student accommodation and public buildings for a range of clients.