Here’s something for UK customers who want to recycle apparels or textiles! Primark, the British fashion retailer, is making this happen.
The fashion brand has announced the launch of a clothing recycle programme wherein the customers can recycle any apparel, textile or footwear – of any brand – at any of Primark’s stores in the UK.
It’s as simple as it can get! The customers can deposit their clothes or footwear or any textile product in the collection boxes placed inside every store in the country.
The donated products will be reused, recycled or repurposed, with the most noteworthy aspect being that nothing is going into landfill.
Any profit made from the now much-talked about ‘Primark In-Store Recycling Scheme’ will go to UNICEF, to help disadvantaged children across the globe get education.
The scheme is being seen as the latest step in retailer’s Primark Cares Initiative, which also includes expansion of Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme.
More on this, Katherine Stewart, Sustainability Director at Primark, said that people generally do not find it easy to recycle their clothes, textiles or shoes and with lot of people having had to clear out unwanted dresses while being at home during lockdown, there couldn’t be a better time than now for the launch of the scheme.
In these tough times, it is a good initiative from a leading brand to help customers help the environment. It will be good if we can have more such schemes from more such brands.
Primark is globally known for its menswear, womenswear, kidswear and footwear, among others, and generates revenue of £7.79 billion.