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Sainsbury's customers help boost Oxfam donations

Sainsbury’s customers have donated almost 10 million clothing and accessories items and almost two million books, CDs and DVDs at its recycling centres during the last 12 months.

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Sainsbury's customers help boost Oxfam donations

All donations received are sent to Oxfam. The supermarket said its recycling centres receive the highest volume of donations for Oxfam in the UK beyond its own shops.

The announcement was made to coincide with Recycle Week’s 10th Anniversary and the opening of Sainsbury's 100th customer recycling centre at its Watchmoor Park store in Camberley in Surrey.

This latest centre is part of a roll out programme, in partnership with Palm Recycling, to provide customers at over 300 stores with a facility to recycle household waste and donate clothing to Oxfam when they are doing their weekly shop.

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s head of engineering, sustainability, energy and environment said: “Despite tough times our customers still expect us to do the right thing including caring for our environment. Providing convenient facilities to recycle is part of this and where we’ve introduced the new recycling centres we’ve seen measurable increases in the amount of materials being recycled. Customer feedback about the new centres has been very positive, particularly that a wider range of items can now be recycled.”

Last week, Sainsbury’s achieved its target of diverting all store waste from landfill. Surplus food that is unsuitable for use by its charity partners is processed into animal feed or used to generate energy through anaerobic digestion. General waste from stores is recycled or turned into fuel.

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