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Use our Op Shop map to help reduce textile waste

Council encourages reducing textile waste to reduce waste going to landfill. Textile production and the clothing industry has a big environmental footprint and recognised impacts on climate change.

Council supports the recycling of unwanted clothing by using Op Shops, and we've produced a flyer and Op Shop map to help people make the most of Nelson's second-hand clothing resources.

Download the Op Shop map (1.2MB PDF)

Where textile waste can’t be reused, the next best thing is to upcycle unwanted fabrics.  A great example is gift bags, which can form part of the gift you are giving and be reused time and time again – cutting out wrapping paper and sticky tape waste. Check out our Make your own re-usable gift bag' how to guide. (1.7MB PDF)

Further reading:

Op Shop Series by Elizabeth Bean