SCR Group has just launched an educational and fundraising program for secondary schools.

Educational activities are also distributed each term and are designed to highlight the of clothing reuse and recycling and and the environmental implications. Topics include:

  • Fast Fashion Fundraising
  • Lifecycle of Clothing
  • Keeping the Economy Circular
  • The Story of Stuff
  • The E-Waste Revolution

Educational talks can also be booked for classes or school assemblies.

The program encourages student leadership teams to establish fundraising goals and lead their peers and local community to collecting as much unwanted clothing, homewares and e-waste as possible to raise valuable funds for their school. Students are also provided with Sustainability Calculators so they can track their real-time impact their efforts are achieving.

Schools can  opt to have customised Clothing Drop-Off Hubs installed on school premise, in school colours and with school or eco-team logos.

Clothing Drop-Off Hubs earn .10c per kilo of unwanted items collected. 

How it works

1. Register online or email reception@scrg.com.au.

2. Receive your Education Kit, including promotional flyers and posters

3. Distribute your promotional flyers

4. Regular collections will be scheduled to service the School Community Drop-Off Hubs.

5. Schools will be paid per collection and provided with collection reports at the end of each term.

6. We will provide your school/ centre’s sustainability report for waste, water, energy and greenhouse gas savings. This information can be used as part of your ResourceSmart program.

What can be collected?

All clean, wearable children and adult’s clothing, paired shoes, hats, handbags, belts, fashion accessories, toys, towels, sheets, pillowcases, doona covers and electrical items (SCR Group offers Electrical Drop-Off Hubs).

What can’t be collected?

Wet, dirty, torn items, donnas, pillows, books, homewares.

What happens to the clothes?

Clothing and other goods collected are sorted for reuse and recycling. They are provided to charities on request and distributed in Australia and globally to maximise their reuse and recycling potential, providing employment, affordable clothing and improving livelihoods in developing countries.