How can we reuse discarded linen in the hotel industry?
By Carlos from Hyderabad
Donate them to violence against women and children charities.
Animal shelters, veterinarians, etc... will usually take donations for their animals!
You can donate them to homeless shelters or use them to make curtains, recover pillows, make tote bags, use one as a picnic blanket, paint drop cloth or even cut to use as cleaning rags. The sky is the limit. Speaking of Hyderabad, I needed some computer tech support help a couple of weeks ago and the technician lives in Hyderabad. We got onto the subject of food while waiting for a program to download and I've since accumulated a bunch of delicious sounding Hyderabadi specialty recipes to try that the technician suggested. :-)
Some day centers have weaving looms & make rugs & pillows to sell. You might have some places in an area near you to donate some of your linens.
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I have a hotel and have a ton of left over towels, table cloths, and sheets. Any one have any ideas on how to recycle any of this? I make a lot of rags and cleaning cloths, but some of it should be made into something, but I don't know what.
Help me recycle, please.
By Denise from France
Our local homeless shelter, the Salvation Army, and any place that houses people overnight, are constantly in need of towels, sheets, blankets. They have washers and dryers to clean the linens between uses. But with the cold weather that has hit most of our country lately, there is just not enough blankets and such to meet the need of the homeless. They would be thrilled to receive these items. And would also give you a receipt for your donation. (03/02/2010)
The sheets you can make into window curtains, use for middle section of two blankets sewn together for a heavier cover. The washcloths can be hung by one corner, very close together on a rod to make a valance for windows. The towels you can make the cafe curtain to go with your valance. I could go on and on because there are so many ways to recycle them, or you could send them to me and I'll do it. LOL (03/02/2010)