Text Bac

Building Awareness in the Community

LMB is extremely proud to be an original partner on the text-BAC project. TEXT-BAC provides a quality kerbside collection of textiles and bric-a-brac from 80,000 households in Harlow and Epping Forest. The project visits households in socially deprived areas ensuring they have an equal opportunity to participate in recycling initiatives. The project also works with partners to offer therapeutic work to people experiencing social disadvantage. Residents from St Elizabeth's, a home for people with intractable epilepsy and other associated disabilities have worked on the project from the start and continue banding the bags and leaflets together, ready for other residents to deliver across Harlow and Epping. "The continuation of this project is really good news for St. Elizabeth's." Janet Sherwin, Head of daycare commented, "the project provides paid work for many of our residents and everyone really enjoys taking part." The textiles collected from the project are bought by LMB, thus creating funds and aiding the projects development to become self funded. All textiles, clothing and shoes are sorted by LMB for reuse and recycling.

Read press coverage of the event here.

For more information please contact:

Environmental Conservation Cooperative Ltd (ECCO)
Sean Folan, ECCO's Director
Telephone: +44 (0)1279 444244