Primark launches in-store clothing recycling scheme
Discount fashion retailer Primark has launched a new recycling scheme that enables shoppers to recycle unwanted clothing at any of its UK stores.
The retailer has installed special collection boxes in 190 shops across the country where customers can drop off items such as clothes, textiles, shoes and bags.
Primark said the items will be used to make new clothing and products such as insulation and toy and mattress fillings. All profits from the scheme will be donated to UNICEF.
Working with Yellow Octopus on the implementation of the scheme, the retailer hopes it will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and help customers to protect the environment.
Katharine Stewart, ethical trade and environmental and sustainability director at Primark, said: “We know people don’t always find it easy to recyle their clothes, textiles and shoes. Now is the perfect time to be launching our in-store recycling programme, making it convenient for customers to give a second life to items in their wardrobe that they no longer need.”
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