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Tag: Recycling

Primark launches national in-store recycling

The new initiative means customers’ donations of pre-loved clothes from any brand will be reused, recycled or repurposed. No donated items will go to landfill. Collection boxes will be available in Primark’s 190 stores across the UK.  The retailer has partnered with sustainable solutions consultancy Yellow Octopus to launch the scheme. Yellow Octopus will pay …

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Asda trials refill points and bottle recycling in ‘sustainability’ store | Business

The supermarket chain Asda is joining forces with some of the UK’s best-known food and drink brands to create a “sustainability” store, in the latest drive to find and test new ways to eliminate unnecessary plastic and packaging. From May, its store in Middleton, Leeds, will become the first Asda in the UK where shoppers …

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Fast-fashion retailer rolls out high-tech recycling bins

H&M has a “smart” new way to encourage shoppers to recycle their unwanted clothing. H&M is using innovation to jump-start its garment recycling service. The retailer, which launched the initiative globally in 2013, accepts any brand of unwanted clothes across all of its stores. Donations are either reused in new collections, recycled into textile fibers …

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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