About Lenrec - Nationwide Clothes, Textiles and Phone Recycling
Lenrec Ltd is a textile and phone recycling company, providing a national collection service from schools, county councils, community centres and sports clubs.
We at Lenrec take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously and highlight the benefits of clothes recycling to the wider international community.
Over 70 per cent of the world's population use second-hand clothes. Good quality clothes are sold at very low prices in markets in Africa, thus creating thriving businesses for African people. The second-hand clothes trade supports hundreds of thousands of livelihoods in developing countries by means of trading, distributing, repairing, and restyling the clothes. For example, in Senegal alone there are over 24,000 people working in the second-hand clothes trade. (Source: Oxfam).
Textile recycling provides affordable clothing for Third World Countries and socially deprived areas throughout the globe without which – many would do without. Development workers concur, adding that it is better to sell the clothes than to give them away. “Constant handouts eventually demean the individual”, one expert says. (Guardian Newspaper 2004)
Anything that is not suitable for re-wear is recycled using a special process to make items such as flocking for upholstery, underlay for carpets, soundproofing for cars and industrial wipes.
Mobile Phone Recycling
A mobile phone is made up of many components. All batteries must be disposed of safely because if thrown away with household rubbish they are likely to end up in landfill sites causing damage to our environment. This can be avoided - It is easy to safely dispose of unwanted mobile phones and thereby protect our environment.
Lenrec can arrange a collection to suit you with minimum fuss. We can even help you nominate a charity, as we will make a donation on your behalf. Our donation of a minimum of €2.00 to the charity of your choice is a beneficial fundraiser. Alternatively the money can be used to supply equipment for your School, Scout and Guide Groups or another worthy cause.