The Recycle at Boots scheme has grown to be the maximum reachable recycling scheme of its type in the UK (in line with OPRL) – saying it is now available  in seven hundred stores.

The scheme released its trial simply ultimate 12 months in 50 stores – seeing that then, it is visible over 1/2 of a million* merchandise deposited as a result.

Customers are endorsed to apply the scheme and acquire a voucher for 250 Boots Advantage Card factors** (worth £2.50) for each 5 merchandise they deposit.

Lucy Reynolds, Director of Communications and CSR, Boots UK, said: “We are thrilled with the reception the Recycle at Boots scheme has had – the response from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve listened to their comments and, as a result, are rolling the scheme out further, making it less complicated than ever for our clients to recycle their empty merchandise that might commonly visit landfills. From antique mascaras and toothpaste tubes to completed lipsticks and empty nutrition pots – clients can experience even higher approximately treating themselves with their Boots Advantage Card factors understanding that their merchandise may be recycled.”

All of the beauty, cosmetic & well-being empties accrued are considered ‘hard-to-recycle’ and commonly are not everyday through curbside recycling. Recycling companions MyGroup ( are the usage of their modern processing techniques, now no longer most effective to recycle the material – however to assure now no longer a unmarried piece of packaging finally ends up in a landfill or incineration***.

The packaging & merchandise go through a prolonged procedure to grow to be new materials – which with the assistance of ReWorked (, grow to be kid’s furniture, save fittings or even garage packing containers which might be now getting used at Boots warehouses.

“Through schemes like Recycle at Boots, we are now no longer most effective diverting plastic from herbal ecosystems and landfills – however we are additionally undoubtedly converting mindsets on the subject of recycling. We want the assistance of the highstreet to make recycling reachable and to make sustainability a concern for all.” – Izzie Glazzard, Marketing Manager, MYGroup.

Boots has additionally discovered the pinnacle 3 recycled merchandise: toothpaste, mascara, and hand wash – with Colgate, No7 and Boots popping out because the maximum recycled brands.

To take part, sign in right here at the Scan2Recycle page.

To discover your nearest recycling bank, go to

*Total quantity of merchandise recycled seeing that launch: 500,282.

**Terms and situations apply. A cap is created to acquire one praise in keeping with day and eight rewards in keeping with month, no matter what number of merchandise are deposited.

*** Exclusions apply – For fitness and protection reasons, we can’t receive the subsequent objects: aerosol cans, fragrance bottles, nail polish bottles, hair dyes, forehead and eyelash tints, protection razors and razor blades, disposable razors and razor heads, used PPE (disposable masks, gloves and visors), meals packaging together with crisps, medicine, nutrients and dietary supplements blister packs and foils; any electric objects including hairdryers and straighteners and any scientific devices, electric or now no longer.

Source: MYGroup