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.
Love Your Body™ Club members will receive a reward worth £5 when they return any 5 of our empty bottles, tubs, tubes or pots.* 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
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.
Love Your Body™ Club members will also receive a reward worth £5 when you return any 5 of our empty bottles, tubs, tubes or pots.* It’s just a little thank you for being awesome and helping us recycle for the planet.
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. Love Your Body™ Club members that return 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 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. 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 1 Recycle Reward Voucher per day can be redeemed on an account. Rewards may take up to 48 hours to show in members’ accounts. Non-The Body Shop items may be brought in for recycling under the scheme but will not entitle members to claim Recycle Rewards.
*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.