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Tue 09 Feb 2021 | 03:05 pm GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Customers can bring pots back to Lush for a 50p deposit

Beauty retailer Lush has launched a Bring it Back recycling scheme to encourage shoppers to bring back used containers into stores to receive 50p deposit per container to spend instore. Throughout 2021 customers will be able to return any of their Lush plastic packaging back to shops for recycling. Customers will be able to claim 50p towards their Lush shopping per qualifying item they bring back. This ‘deposit’ return will be added towards their total bill at the till on the same day. The returned packaging will then be sent to the Greenhub, Lush’s UK recycling hub, where packaging is processed and sent to its UK partners to be remoulded into new black Lush pots, or used as industry feedstock material. Lush co-founder and product inventor, Rowena Bird, said: “We are the difference in the cosmetic industry, we have the ideas and the passion, it’s then about making those ideas a reality by getting everyone to join in. So spread the word, let’s put some positivity into plastic, after all it’s not plastic that’s the baddy, we’re the baddies when we don’t reduce, reuse and recycle it! Don’t be a baddy, be a Lushie and claim your 50p deposit!”
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