RECYCLING AT THE BODY SHOP

Plastic pollution is a global crisis and the planet needs our help more than ever.

Discover how to return our empty packaging next time you visit us in store so we can recycle or repurpose it for you and the planet.

OUR NEW IN STORE RECYCLING SCHEME: RETURN. RECYCLE. REPEAT.

Did you know that the beauty sector generates billions of pieces of packaging every year – most of which ends up in landfills or the ocean? It’s time for us all to start doing more for our precious planet.

Back in 1993, our founder Dame Anita Roddick, introduced the world to a trailblazing in store recycling and refill scheme, so we think it’s time to reinvent it for you and the planet. In 2019, we have introduced our in-store recycling scheme.

HOW DOES OUR RECYCLING SCHEME WORK?

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STEP 1

Next time you visit us in store, return our empty plastic bottles, tubs, tubes and pots. Speak to a member of staff first so they can tell you about our recycling scheme, what you can recycle and where to return our empties.

STEP 2

With a member of staff, put our clean, empty packaging into the recycling bin. Once the bin is full, our recycling partners, TerraCycle®, collect it so they can recycle or repurpose it into new items like park benches and playgrounds.

STEP 3

Love Your Body™ Club members will receive a reward worth $5 when they return any 5 of our empty products* at the same time. Our staff will update your member’s account when you tell them you’re returning your empty packaging. It’s just a little thank you for helping us recycle for the planet. Not a member? Sign up today

*T&Cs apply. See T&C’s for product inclusions.

STEP 4

Next time you visit us, do it again! Every time you bring our empty packaging in store, we’ll recycle it. It really is that simple.



WHERE CAN I RECYCLE MY PACKAGING?

We have a number of stores that will be happy to help you recycle our empty packaging. Find your nearest store to return and recycle today.

FIND YOUR NEAREST STORE

WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN FOR RECYCLING?

That feel-good feeling when you know your empty packaging is being recycled and repurposed instead of being sent to landfills and polluting our planet.

Love Your Body™ Club members will also receive a reward worth $5 when you return any 5 of our empty products* at the same time. It’s just a little thank you for being awesome and helping us recycle for the planet.

*T&Cs apply. See T&C’s for product inclusions.



WHERE DOES OUR EMPTY PACKAGING GO?

Once our recycling bins are full to the brim our recycling partners TerraCycle® collect the bin and replace it with a new one. The empty packaging in the full bin is then sorted by TerraCycle® before being repurposed and recycled into raw materials for new products. We repeat this process every time you completely fill up our recycling bins.

MEET OUR RECYCLING PARTNERS TERRACYCLE ®

TerraCycle® are a global, industry leading recycling business helping us get serious with recycling. Their programme collects recyclable consumer and post-consumer waste. TerraCycle® partner with companies who turn this waste* into raw materials that can be recycled into new products or repurposed into new items like watering cans and children’s playgrounds.

TerraCycle®’s mission is to help the world recycle and upcycle products using circular methods, so less recyclable products are incinerated or sent to landfills. This will help us all achieve a cleaner environment and live more sustainably. Visit their website to learn more.

*Non-accepted waste: Gift or bundle packaging, cardboard or any other outer packaging, soap, bath bomb and other wrappers, sample product packaging and accessories. Non-The Body Shop packaging and other waste will not be accepted under the scheme. Perfume, Eau de Toilette and Body Mist bottles are accepted only if they are 100% empty, due to the flammable nature of the contents.

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RETURN. RECYCLE. REPEAT. FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Customers may take any empty, clean The Body Shop packaging into participating stores* to be recycled by The Body Shop under the TerraCycle® scheme. The following will not be accepted for recycling under the scheme: Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Body Mists that are not 100% empty, any gift/bundle packaging, cardboard packaging, soaps and bath bombs wrappers, sample product packaging and accessories. The following will be accepted under the scheme: Any The Body Shop packaging in the following formats: plastic bottles, glass bottles, plastic tubs, glass tubs, tins, tubes, squeeze tubes, pouches, 100% empty mists and sprays, deodorants and make up.

Love Your Body™ Club members that return five (5) empty items of primary packaging (namely bottles, tubs, tubes, jars or pots) of The Body Shop products to participating stores* to be recycled under the TerraCycle® scheme will receive a Recycle Reward Voucher on their LYBC account to the value of $5. Primary packaging excludes plastic or paper wrappers (e.g. on soaps or bath bombs) or secondary packaging such as outer cardboard boxes. Five (5) items must be brought in at the same time (not separately) to qualify for a Recycle Reward Voucher. Recycle Reward Vouchers will expire after 3 months from the date of issue if unspent. Only one (1) Recycle Reward Voucher can be issued in any 24 hour period. Rewards may take up to 48 hours to show in members’ accounts. Non-The Body Shop items will not be received under this scheme and will not entitle members to claim Recycle Rewards.

*Participating stores are: all The Body Shop Australia stores, excluding The Body Shop Sydney Airport (Open from August 2019).