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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re delighted our Love Your BodyTM Club members have been so on board with our Return, Recycle, Repeat scheme. Thank you for helping us recycle for the planet, you are awesome!
As you know, we have been rewarding your planet-loving efforts with our Rewards. The £5 Recycle Reward Voucher programme has now come to an end , but don’t worry, you can continue to take your old bottles, tubs, tubes, jars and pots in-store for us to recycle for you. We are continuing to look at more innovative ways to help the environment (like our Community Trade Plastics programme) so make sure you keep a look out for updates!
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: Any empty packaging classified as hazardous or flammable, such as perfume bottles, gift packaging and accessories.
PACKAGING AT THE BODY SHOP
We’re changing the way we think about plastic and packaging so we can work towards being a more sustainable brand. Learn about the projects we’re working on to make this a reality.
Customers may take any empty, clean cosmetics packaging (bottles, tubs, tubes or pots) 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: any empty packaging classified as hazardous or flammable, such as aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottles as well as gift packaging and accessories.
*Participating stores are all The Body Shop UK Stores, excluding the following: Horsham, Hove, Birmingham Station, Glasgow Station, Leeds Station, London Bridge, Stansted Airside, Swindon, Victoria Place, Ashford outlet, Birmingham resort world outlet, Braintree outlet, Bridgend outlet, Castleford outlet, Cheshire oaks outlet, Clarks village, Dalton park outlet, Doncaster lakeside outlet, East midlands outlet, Fleetwood outlet, Gretna outlet, Gunwharf quays outlet, Hatfield outlet, Icon at o2 outlet, Livingston outlet, Lowry outlet, Royal quays outlet, Spalding outlet, Swindon outlet, Talke hanley outlet, Wembley outlet, York outlet.