Did you know that H&M has been offering a garment recycling service across all stores since 2013? Well, we didn’t, and we suspect that many of you didn’t either.

The H&M Garment Collecting programme is a global initiative that works to prevent unwanted clothes and textiles from being dumped into landfills.

H&M accepts any unwanted clothes by any brand, in any condition, at all of their stores, every single day of the year. We totally salute them for this initiative, because often, the clothes that we donate, don’t always make it to the people in need nor does it get recycled. Instead, it simply ends up as trash.

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All you need to do is simply hand in your bag of old clothes at the cash desk at any H&M store and be confident that your unwanted clothes will either be reused, reworn or recycled, with 0% ending up in a landfill.

Here’s how it works:

REWEAR:Clothing that can be worn again is marketed worldwide as second-hand goods.

REUSE:Clothing that is no longer wearable is converted into new products, such as remake collections or cleaning cloths.

RECYCLE:Clothing that can’t be reused is recycled into textile fibres and used to make new materials and products such as insulation for cars.

For more information, visit H&M.