Harrods has rolled out its in-store cosmetics recycling scheme across all its H Beauty stores following a successful trial at its Milton Keynes branch last year. The scheme, in partnership with recycling specialist MyGroup, has now been introduced to its H Beauty locations in Bristol, Edinburgh, Lakeside and Gateshead.
Customers will be able to bring in used beauty, fragrance, and skincare products to the store to be recycled in exchange for rewards through Harrods’ MyBeauty scheme. Specially designed bins near the registers allow beauty members to earn up to 500 bonus reward points when returning five or more eligible used items.
Items deposited through the H beauty scheme will be collected and recycled at MyGroup’s Hull facility where the company both recovers and recycles the packaging and inner cosmetic product.
Harrods director of beauty buying and CEW Board member Mia Collins said: “Launching the recycling scheme’s second phase on a wider scale stands as a pinnacle for Harrods and H beauty, emphasising our dedication to sustainable practices.
“The scheme resonates with our customers who are passionate about embracing a more eco-conscious lifestyle.
“Upholding our promise to minimise waste and increase recycling across the business, our collaboration with MYGroup remains pivotal in propelling this mission forward.
“Together, we’re leading a transformative journey towards recycling and circularity in the beauty industry, in line with the Harrods brand commitment to responsible practices.”
Steve Carrie, Group Director of My Group, said he is “immensely proud” to be expanding the cosmetics recycling scheme across all H Beauty stores.
“Working with another iconic retail brand in the space further solidifies My Group’s position as the market leader in cosmetics recycling,” said Carrie.
“Our commitment to innovation and sustainability is at the forefront of a revolution in the waste industry.
“And through initiatives like this scheme, we are setting new standards for what can and cannot be recycled.”
Customers who bring back 5 or more eligible empty beauty products in one visit can receive 500 bonus rewards points.
Eligible items include:
All make-up products (compacts, concealers, and foundations (tubes and sticks), eyeliner pencils and cases, eyeshadow tubes and palettes, lip products (lipstick, gloss and balm), make-up palettes and tubes, mascara tubes
Hair care product bottles (non-pressurised only)
Shampoo and conditioner (bottles and caps)
Soap and handwash pumps
Tubes and caps (including glass)
Excluded items include:
Hazardous products including fragrances or nail varnishes
Biodegradable and plant-based plastics
Pressurised containers and aerosols
Razors or blades
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Any samples or testers (these products will be accepted for recycling but Qualifying Members will not accrue Recycling Rewards on these products)
Clothing & fabrics
Electronic waste and batteries
Food and liquid waste
Medicinal blister packs
Harmful waste (including but not limited to) sharp glass, flammables, toxic or corrosive materials
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