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Recycling at Bluewater

Fashion recycling, Bluewater, Kent

Recyling at Bluewater

 

We're rounding up brands from around the mall that will help you recycle your clothes, and in some cases will reward you, so that you can responsibly replace those things in your wardrobe you're totally over, with something special that you're going to cherish for a long time.

This doesn't include just fashion retailers, you can also learn more about recycling food & drink and beauty products too.

 

Fashion

  • Arket

Bring clothing, shoes and home textiles in-store – from any brand, in any condition. Nothing is too small or too insignificant to be recycled; even the lonely sock in your drawer can be dropped off and given a new purpose. We also accept ARKET product packaging except for take-away packaging from the café. Pack your unwanted items in bags and bring them to the store. If you want to bring shoes for recycling, please make sure to pair them up with tape or by tying the laces together. Please put ARKET product packaging in a separate bag. As a reward for your contribution, you will receive a voucher worth 10% off your next purchase in our stores or cafés. You’ll get one voucher per occasion, valid for three months. The voucher cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and is not valid for online purchases. 

  • Fat Face

You can drop off any of your unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles (including bedding and curtains) into any I:CO box found in store, and they'll recycle it. It doesn’t matter what brand it comes from – if you no longer want it, they do!

  • H&M

Garment-collecting boxes are all stores around the world. The ambition has always been to make it as easy as possible for the customers to give their garments a new life. When you drop off your unwanted textiles in store (just ask for the garment-collecting box, often located next to the cash desks), you’ll get rewarded with a voucher.

  • M&S

Customers can drop a variety of plastic packaging in M&S’s new recycling bins, including black ready meal trays, crisp packets, sauce sachets and certain cosmetics containers, all of which aren’t currently recycled by local councils and typically end up in landfill. M&S has pledged to give collected plastic a new life by recycling it into store fittings, furniture and playground equipment for schools.

  • Monsoon

Donate your unwanted Monsoon clothes in-store and you'll receive an exclusive £10 off voucher to spend on new purchases of £50 and more. Simply hand in your items at the till – it’s quick and easy. Your clothes will be donated to charity to be sold or recycled, with all profits going towards Newlife, a charity dedicated to changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

  • O'Neill

O'Neill blue is an integral part of the brand’s global initiative to produce sustainable surf wear. Their Ocean Mission; an initiative to produce sustainable surf wear using high-performance eco-threads by Bionic, Econyl or Repreve which contain recycled plastic. 1. Collect -Plastic PET Bottles are collected along the beaches and from the shorelines. Sorted by type and color. 2. Recycle - They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, crushed, chopped, melted and then extruded and made into a fiber. 3. Reuse - The fiber is processed into fabric, and the making of an O'Neill product can begin.

  • The Body Shop

Next time you visit The Body Shop you can return their empty plastic bottles, tubs, tubes and pots. Speak to a member of staff first so they can tell you about their recycling scheme, what you can recycle and where to return your empties. Love Your Body™ Club members will receive a reward worth £5 when returning any 5 of their empty bottles, tubs, tubes or pots.*T&C apply.

  • The North Face

Our Clothes the Loop program allows you to drop off their unwanted clothing and footwear at The North Face Bluewater store. It doesn’t matter what condition the clothes are in or what brand they are. The items dropped in the collection bins are sent to a recycling center where they are carefully sorted based on over 400 categories. They are then repurposed for reuse to extend their life or recycled into raw materials for use in products like insulation, carpet padding, stuffing for toys, and fibres for new clothing.

All you have to do is pop into store, let a member of staff know that they are putting items in the Clothes the Loop box which is located at the front of the store and you will receive a voucher for £10 off £100 spend.

  • UNIQLO

UNIQLO wants to maximize the use of clothing that their customers no longer wear. Collect clothing from customers in-store, we work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other NGOs and partners, they distribute the wearable items to refugees, disaster victims and others in need worldwide. Clothing that is deemed unwearable is recycled into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF) pellets for fuel.

How to donate:Recycling boxes can be found at UNIQLO Bluewater store by the tills. All UNIQLO items are accepted for recycling. Please wash your clothes prior to donation to ensure that items are delivered in the best possible condition. Please make sure personal belongings are not with donations.

 

Other

  • Coffee Republic

Partnered with KeepCup to create their own branded reusable cup, which is available to purchase in-store (and they’ll throw a free hot drink in it after you’ve purchased one too!) You will also receive a 15p discount off your order every time you bring in your KeepCup, or any reusable cup to be filled up. They re-bag their used coffee grounds and offer them to their customers for free, to take home and reuse in their gardens as a fertilizer, or even as a homemade exfoliator!

  • EAT

EAT coffee cups are recyclable, salad trays are compostable and paper straws are 100% biodegradable. There is a permanent offer of 25p off for use of a reusable cup. EAT coffees and black teas are also Rainforest Alliance Certified

  • Lush

Did you know you can recycle their black pots in store? Returning your clean black pots in this way will contribute to their in-house closed loop recycling scheme, meaning they can melt down and reformulate these black pots again and again. You'll get a fresh face mask for your troubles - and they'll get another chance to reduce plastic landfill waste.

Menkind

  • At Menkind, you can drop off your old batteries so they can be recycled

Nespresso

  • Fill your Nespresso recycling bag with used capsules (approx. 200 per bag) and drop them off to the Nespresso Boutique. There's no need for any labelling!