5 ways you can recycle at Drake Circus

Drake Circus is supporting local shoppers with a series of ways to recycle at the centre’s retailers, from clothes and shoes to beauty packaging – sometimes with the chance to receive vouchers in return.

Recycle Week is an annual event that celebrates recycling across the nation with the aim to get more people recycling more of the right things, more often.

Greg Lumley, centre director at Drake Circus said:

“Supporting the community is extremely important to us at Drake Circus and doing our bit for the environment is a huge part of that. As a centre, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future and we want to encourage our visitors to do the same. We hope by highlighting these great initiatives offered by our retailers we can help to make recycling even easier for local shoppers - not just during this week, but beyond that too.”

Here are five recycling schemes you can make the most of at Drake Circus: 

 

  1. H&M

Through H&M’s Garment Collecting programme, you can take any unwanted clothes or textiles – from any brand and in any condition – to the store located on the upper mall at Drake Circus and receive a £5 digital voucher to use on your next purchase, as well as earn 20 ‘Conscious Points’ as part of its loyalty scheme.

Old garments are either marketed as second-hand clothing or recycled into something new entirely.

  1. schuh

schuh’s ‘Sell Your Soles’ scheme offers customers £5 towards a new pair of shoes when they bring their old, worn pairs into the store on the upper mall at Drake Circus. The schuh Kids stores also offer the same discount as part of its ‘Too Big For Your Boots’ initiative when taking in an old pair of shoes that no longer fit.  

  1. Primark

Primark’s ‘Let your pre-loved be re-loved’ initiative is available across its 190 stores including the Drake Circus store located on the lower mall. It allows shoppers to take any unwanted clothing, towels, bedsheets, bags and footwear from any brand to labelled donation boxes in-store. 

  1. M&S

The ‘Plastic Recycling Scheme’ from M&S helps customers to recycle plastic from any product in-store, regardless of whether it is an M&S product.

Carrier bags, food wrappers and packaging from clothing multipacks are just some of the items which can be recycled in the Drake Circus store that are difficult to do so at home.

  1. Boots

The ‘Recycle at Boots’ scheme is aimed at hard-to-recycle beauty, healthcare and wellness products that cannot be put in recycling bins at home. Usually this is because they are too small (travel minis, mascaras), made of composite materials (make-up palettes, lipsticks) or made from non-recyclable materials (toothpaste tubes, lotion pumps).

Shoppers can gain up to 500 Boots Advantage Card points when they participate, which is equivalent to £5 to spend in store.

To find out more about Drake Circus’ sustainability initiatives visit the sustainability at Drake Circus page.

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