What do you do with your old clothes? Give them to your younger brother/sister? You don’t have to throw them away.
In some countries there are many charity shops that sell old clothes and other household items that people don’t want any more. They will willingly accept clothes you’ve grown out of or don’t like any more (as long as they are not holey!).
If someone in your house has a sewing machine, you can also transform trousers into shorts or maybe a dress into a skirt. Use your imagination! Torn sheets and old curtains can also be turned into clothes.
It is also good to own old clothes that cannot be worn to school but are fine for doing messy things in like painting. That way you don’t get your good clothes dirty!
You can also take your old clothes to the recycling centre. There is a specially-marked container for them. Some clothes are taken from the container and sent overseas by charities to help people in need. Others, especially torn clothes, are sent elsewhere where they are sorted according to what they can be used for.
Did you know that carpets can be made from your old clothes?
And that athletic tracks and tennis courts can be made from your old shoes?
Don’t just throw them in the rubbish bin at home! Recycle them.