Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway
Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

 

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex launches the possibility for their customers to hand in used textile for recycling and reuse in all stores in Sweden and Norway. Reuse and recycle is a part of the company’s long term ambition to close the material loop. In Sweden, Lindex is collaborating with Myrorna.

Lindex launched the possibility to hand in textiles for reuse and recycle, in a limited amount of stores in 2014 but are now expanding the initiatives to all stores in Sweden and Norway. During the autumn the initiative will also be launched in thirty stores in Finland.

Every year approximately eight kilos of textiles are thrown away in Sweden. We want to change that, and together with our customers, reuse old textiles in the best possible way. Our long term goal is to close the material loop and use fibers recycled by consumers in our own production in order to decrease our need of new raw materials, says,Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Today the collected textiles are given a new life in Myrorna’s second hand shops or through recycling where they become parts in new products such as cloths for the industry or isolation material. Since the start over six tons of textile have been collected.

”This collaboration gives us the possibility to reach new donors and is really in line with our ambition to increase reuse and make it easier for people to donate instead of throwing away. In addition the collaboration with Lindex contributes to us making a profit that is dedicated to social work for people in need of help and support in Sweden, says, Emma Enebog, Sustainability Manager at Myrorna.

For more information, please contact:

Miriam Tjernström
Press Relations Manager, Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 60
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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Best Buy joins Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle shipping boxes

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — When you toss those cans or boxes into the recycling bin, do you ever wonder what happens to them? We do. At Best Buy, reducing waste is key to our sustainability commitment, and we want to help our customers live more sustainably, too.

That’s why we’re joining Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle the shipping boxes they receive from us. As part of the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign, we’re printing a new moniker on the boxes containing your .com order. The boxes literally “tell” you they want to be a pizza box, a new life these containers can enjoy when they’re recycled.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. produces approximately 254 million tons of trash each year, but recycles and composts only 87 million tons of this material. That’s a lot of waste that we can all help reduce.

Just think, the box that brings your new TV may come back to you with your pizza delivery for movie night.

Media Contact:
612.231.5146
press@bestbuy.com 

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Best Buy joins Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle shipping boxes Best Buy joins Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle shipping boxes

Source: Best Buy

Ateliers Sans Frontières awards Carrefour Romania at the “Give IT” competition

ROMANIA, 2016-Jan-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 20 January, Carrefour Romania was presented with an award in the “Give IT” competition that is staged every year by Ateliers Sans Frontières. The purpose of this competition is to reward companies which decide to donate their old IT equipment so that it can be reused for educational projects and initiatives designed to help vulnerable people reintegrate into society throughout the country. This year, Carrefour has been ranked third on the list of companies which have decided to show evidence of their responsibilities and of the active roles that they play as social partners through concrete initiatives.

This year, Carrefour ranks third on the list of companies which have donated the most amount of electrical and electronic equipment waste to “Ateliers Sans Frontières”, thus helping to reduce waste and promote its re-use before it is recycled and destroyed. Most of the IT equipment donated by Carrefour Romania will be restored to its original condition and then given to schools and charities in underprivileged communities.

This equipment also creates jobs in the social reintegration workshop for underprivileged people.

SOURCE: Carrefour