Jul 1, 2020
Ep 15_ReRun Clothing with Charlotte & Dan
Play • 1 hr 19 min

ReRun is a Community Interest Company aimed at prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment. Extending the life of clothes by just nine months of active use would reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30% each. Remember: 'Our choices, our voice, CAN make a difference.' I’d like to thank Charlotte and Dan for their willingness to work hard on their business for positive change, their strong voice in the clothing industry and time to have a conversation. Links for ReRun Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Trees Not Tees Want some stats? CLOTHES GOING TO LANDFILL Every year it is estimated that 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK. That's the equivalent of 544,311,000 Olympic gold medals being chucked away. THE LIFE OF A SHOE The average life of a running shoe on our feet is 4 - 6 months, if sent to landfill they then hang around for a further 11,994 months before starting to decompose. CARBON FOOTPRINT Currently, over 5% of the UK's total annual carbon and water footprints result from clothing consumption. Extending the average life of clothes by 3 months would result in a 5 to 10 % reduction of their carbon, water and waste footprints, extending the life by 9 months would result in a 20 to 30 % reduction. UK HOUSEHOLD WASTE In the average UK household, nearly a third of clothes haven't been worn in the last year. That's over £1000 per household, £30 billion of unused clothes in the UK. How can I help? *Prolong the use of your existing clothing and equipment and create new stories with them *Fix anything before you fling it *Donate any unwanted clothes or equipment to ReRun *Organise a collection of unwanted running gear or equipment for ReRun at your local club *Donate your unwanted clothes or equipment to another project or runners you know *Sell on your own unwanted clothes or equipment to prolong the life of it *Smile and tell everyone how wonderful they are *Encourage everyone else you know to do one of the above

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