Deposit your unwanted or unloved bras in one of our bra banks and you are helping to raise vital funds for our dedicated research to improve detection and survival. We've teamed up with BCR Global Textiles who help small businesses in Africa, through their textile project they are preventing valuable textiles going to landfill giving them a new lease of life in developing countries across Africa where bras remain too expensive to produce. BCR are donating £1,000 to our research for every tonne of bras collected, that's only 9,000 bras! With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference!
There are several ways you can recycle your bras:
1. Have a bra bank in your place of work
The delivery and collection of the bank is a free service. To maintain this we ask our supporters to confirm that they can fill at least two bra bank liners for each collection.
Each liner holds approximately 100 bras, so you would need to be able to collect at least 200 bras and be able to keep the bank on an on-going basis.
As soon as we have your confirmation that you can collect the volume of bras required and you are happy to keep the bra bank (we recycle bras all year round), the bank will be despatched by our recycling partner.
2. Is there already a bra bank in your area?
Check by downloading the latest list of bra banks at the foot of this page to see if there is already a bra bank in your area for you to deposit your old bras into.
3. Send your bras in to us by post
If you do not have enough bras for your own bank then we would be very happy to receive them by post. Please pop them in a jiffy bag and send them to:
Against Breast Cancer
13 Napier Court
The donation to our research is based on the weight, so more bras mean more money. We receive £1 for every kilo of bras collected, vital funds that are enabling us to continue our work to find a vaccine against breast cancer and to look at ways to increase the survival of women and men who have the disease.
Other ways to recycle for research
We all care for our environment and it needn't be exclusive, within this section of our site you can find out how recycling your old mobile phone, printer cartridges, clothes, stamps and even by planting trees you can raise the vital funds needed to support our dedicated research to improve detection and survival. For more information on recycling visit Wasteconnect the UK's recycling database.