02/11/2007 - LMB Education’s record breaking October
LMB Education celebrated a record-breaking month this October collecting an amazing 35 tonnes of clothes and shoes through its Shoe Friends and The Clothes Collectors schools reuse projects.
That would weigh the same as 70 cows, or 30 family cars, or two double decker buses!!!
The two reuse and recycling schemes run in over 350 schools across the southeast and is organised by a team of eight education coordinators along with two drivers making collections.
Shoe Friends and The Clothes Collectors are recognised schools reuse schemes that work in partnership with local authorities to educate school children about shoe reuse and recycling in general.
Schools are visited by LMB education coordinators who give a fun, interactive assembly on the importance of reuse and recycling, and the value of unwanted clothes and textiles. Each school is provided with a bin and reusable sacks so pupils, teachers and parents can deposit any unwanted household textiles or clothes.
Lis Millard, manager of LMB Education, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to all our schools for making such a great effort this autumn, keep up the good work. Also, well done to our drivers Ken and Drew who’ve had a busy time collecting it all!”