Boots & No7 recycling scheme proven to be a huge success

Since its September 2020 launch, the Recycle & Get Rewarded scheme run by Boots & No7 has proven to be a huge success. The scheme has been run in conjunction with ourselves and Scan2Recycle.

 

    • September of this year Boots & No.7 launched a new recycling initiative. Encouraging customers to bring back hard-to-recycle health, beauty, and wellness empties.

 

 

    • No7 is the top beauty brand that has been recycled.

 

    • Reworked is taking care of the full-service recycling element of the campaign – As we specialise in innovative ways of dealing with hard-to-recycle plastics. 

 

 

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Since the September launch, Boots has recycled 1,150 kg (over one tonne) of plastic, thanks to the dedication of its sustainability savvy customers. The initiative has seen over 30,000 customers signing up to take part in the scheme, scanning in 104,235 empty products using the Scan2Recycle technology

The scheme is the first of its kind to come to market, allowing customers to recycle empty health, beauty and wellness products (even from brands not stocked at Boots) – with customers receiving £5 worth of Boots Advantage Card Points when five products are deposited. The scheme is currently available in 50 stores across the UK, find your nearest eligible store here.

ReWorked have been named as Boots official recycling partner for the scheme and will be taking care of all the items deposited. With over 30 years of experience in the recycling industry, we are experts in all areas of sustainability. Our specialism is in hard-to-recycle plastics that others often deem as ‘non-recyclable’.  ReWorked are repurposing the materials into new items, such as storage containers to be reused within Boots warehouses for years to come. 

 

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To find your nearest recycling bank visit www.boots.com/boots-recycling-scheme

 

5mm shredded plastic recycling process

 

*Exclusions apply – For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept the following items: aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, hair dyes, brow and eyelash tints, safety razors and razor blades, disposable razors and razor heads, used PPE (disposable masks, gloves and visors), food packaging including crisps, medicine, vitamins and supplements blister packs and foils; any electrical items such as hairdryers and straighteners and any medical devices, electrical or not. From 27 December, we will no longer accept some items which can easily be recycled from home, including shampoo, conditioner and body wash bottles. 
** Terms and conditions apply. Only one reward can be claimed per day, regardless of how many items have been recycled over the 5 items threshold. From 27th December a maximum of 6 rewards per account will be issued in any calendar month. All subsequent deposits will be accepted but not rewarded.