T-shirts were hung on a washing line in a busy East Midlands street last week to remind shoppers of what gifts they can donate to charity. Eighteen charities joined forces with Derby City Council for the stunt, which coincided with the launch of an information pack listing local charity shops and what items they are able to resell. The T-shirts were hung outside the Padley Group shop, the trading arm of a charity working with the most deprived and excluded people in Derby.
The pack also aims to cut the amount of domestic waste that the local council collects. The initiative has been funded by a £13,500 grant from Waste Recycling Environmental under the Government's Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. "The initiative will help us to sell more items while throwing less away," said Julie Guy, manager of the Padley Group shop.