Three words which form the basis of our companies’ DNA:
REUSE. RECYCLE. RESELL
CTR Textiles deliver a trusted, full circle, charity disposal service in the recycling, reuse and resale of a broad variety of items which come your way, everything from clothing, bedding, handbags and shoes right through to the hangers and cardboard you collate with them.
Re-using items is proven to be the most cost effective and environmentally friendly route to disposing of the items you no longer need, and with over 70% of the world’s population wearing second hand clothing we are helping to provide millions of people around the world with affordable clothing.
All textiles and footwear collected are sold on to graders where each item is inspected and sorted into over 160 various product lines. These items are then shipped around the globe, providing affordable, everyday basics for emerging and developing countries, and high fashion or branded items reaching parts of Europe.
This process has a positive effect on landfill here in the UK, with CTR Group processing well over 1000 tonnes of product each week. 100% of the textiles collected are reused, as is the cardboard and plastics, bric-a-brac falls just short of this figure achieving 98% reuse, with as little as 2% being disposed of due to broken, damaged or incomplete goods deeming them unsuitable for reuse - all of which reduces impact on the environment!