Real nappies are a cleaner, greener alternative to disposable nappies. They could also save you money!
The Dumfries and Galloway Real Nappy Project is helping to raise awareness of the real nappy options by providing information, offering lending buckets, and a cashback offer towards the purchase of real nappies.
Charity shops sell and accept donations of reusable clothes, shoes, cutlery, books, CDs, DVDs, bed linen and small novelty items. You could help your local charity shop by donating items that are in good condition. They are also great places to pick up a bargain and help a good cause at the same time!
You can take a range of shoes, blankets and clothes to textile points at Recycling Centres and Recycling Points for reuse and recycling. Items put in textile banks are collected by a textile company and reused or if they are unsuitable to be reused they are turned into industrial cloth.
There are 3 community can recycling projects in Dumfries and Galloway which collect steel and aluminium cans:
There are a number of community furniture reuse projects in Dumfries and Galloway which accept donated furniture and household items which are in a reasonable condition:
Online networks provide a quick and easy way for you to find a home for unwanted items in Dumfries and Galloway and pick up useful items free of charge. The Dumfries and Galloway Freeshare group is open to all who want to reuse their belongings by offering them free to others rather than disposing of them.
Don't forget you can also use notice boards at your local supermarket or internal websites at work.