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How to shop sustainably at Eldon Square

Today, we are more aware of the world we live in and the impact our daily choices have on the future of our planet. We know that making sustainable choices is a priority for many and to help in this quest, we have rounded up some of the easiest ways to shop sustainably at Eldon Square.

Fenwick – Rethink, Recycle & Revolve

Fenwick is urging customers to remember that “low waste means good taste” as they are offering an incentive to trade in second-hand clothing through partnering with donation service Thrift+. Customers can simply add a Thriftbag into their basket when online shopping, fill the bag with clothing they no longer need, and return it, all for free. Thrift+ will then upload and sell the items on their own website and once sold, profits will be sent to a charity of your choosing. You will also receive a 10% discount code for your next Fenwick order! It couldn’t be simpler!

Lush – Bring it Back Scheme

It is no secret that Lush is leading the movement towards retailer sustainability with their strong environmental and ethical conscience. One of their key goals is to “leave the world lusher than we found it” and they are certainly helping to do that with their ‘Bring it Back’ recycling scheme, encouraging loyal Lush customers to shop waste-free. They encourage their “lushies” to simply ‘borrow’ packaging and return their empties to the store in exchange for a 50p deposit towards their shopping basket that day. Lush‘s UK recycling hub, Greenhub, will do the rest of the work, processing and remoulding the materials to be used as brand-new packaging! The scheme will be valid in-store upon re-opening in line with government guidelines.

John Lewis & Partners – BeautyCycle

John Lewis & Partners are rewarding their my John Lewis members for returning empty containers through a £5 off beauty voucher to be used that same day. Their BeautyCycle initiative aims to save an incredible four tonnes of plastic packaging from going to landfill every year. All customers are asked to do is to return five empty beauty or skin care products, from any brand, to store and they will receive their £5 voucher on the spot. John Lewis & Partners have teamed up with recycling company TerraCycle to collect the empty packages and recycle the parts into brand new products. With over 15,000 customers recycling their products since November 2019, the scheme has already shown huge success.

This Earth Day (22 April), to encourage further sustainability, John Lewis & Partners are doubling their Beautycycle offer where my John Lewis members will receive £10 rather than £5 when they bring in 5 empty beauty containers for recycling. This offer will be valid until 3 May. Become a My John Lewis member today by signing up either in-store on online at johnlewis.com

The Body Shop

The Body Shop are always working to reduce their impact on the planet, by recycling plastic and educating people around the world to reuse, repurpose, and recycle it.

The Body Shop has recently relaunched its iconic moisturisers with their most nourishing and sustainable Body Butters ever! Now fully registered by The Vegan Society, 95% of their ingredients are of natural origin, they provide 96-hours of moisturisation and come in their most sustainable packaging yet.

schuh – Sell Your Soles

Declutter your wardrobe by selling your worn shoes at your next visit to schuh. Get £5* voucher to spend online or in-store for each pair donated. Vouchers can be redeemed against full price items over £25! All shoes will be recycled or upcycled and donated to local charities.

Boots – Maybelline Makeup Recycling Station

Boots have a handily positioned makeup recycling station which is ran by Maybelline, in partnership with Terracycle. Once your palettes are past it, liners are no longer loved and foundations are finished, simply bring them along to Boots and pop them in the recycling bins. Terracycle will then come and collect the waste from store to be cleaned and recycled. Even better – it doesn’t have to be just Maybelline makeup, you can bring empty products from any brand!

Apple – Repair Service

Apple are also working towards circularity through their in-store product repair service. Apple-certified repairs are available at the Eldon Square store and are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts, meaning you will have confidence in knowing you’ll get your product back working exactly the way it should!

Apple will be open from Thursday 25th February for click & collect and genius bar appointments and will be ready and waiting to start fixing your Apple products! To use the service simply report your issue on the Apple website, where you will be taken through an online process to ensure your issue cannot be first fixed through the virtual AppleCare teams. If not, then book your genius bar appointment and bring your product along at your allocated slot to be repaired and returned back to you, reducing the need for replacements and contributing to a more sustainable future.

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Visitors and staff can feel free to wear a face covering when visiting or working in the centre, marked routes will remain in place to allow for social distancing and hand sanitisation stations remain available throughout the centre.

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