Go green: save tights

Published: 05th January 2010

Go green: save tights
There are hundreds of ways that a person can do their bit to lower their carbon footprint in the UK, with one woman compiling a list of 25 ways to ensure they can contribute - with tights and socks not escaping.

Sarah Lonsdale, in a piece for the Daily Telegraph, evaluated exactly how people could turn the smallest of wastes into helpful substitutes for things that would usually need further investment.

She advised people against throwing away holey socks and laddered tights, instead asserting that by keeping them in the understairs cupboard or kitchen drawer, people can instead use them as dusters or mops.

"Socks make perfect dusters while sheets cut to size are good for cleaning windows and washing down paintwork," Ms Lonsdale added. "Use old tights, bunched up and fixed with a rubber band, as sponges and washing-up wipes."

One woman who hung onto her socks was one Jennifer Bruce, who was recently handed a six-month deferred sentence for streaking through her local Co-op wearing just her hosiery, the Daily Record revealed.

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