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Boots Are Running a TRIAL Recycling Scheme for Empties

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Boots are running a TRIAL recycling scheme for empties (beauty, wellness, healthcare or dental products) that are difficult to recycle through your household waste - see below. When you visit one of the 50 participating stores* and bring five empty products to one of the in-store recycle bins, they'll give you 500 Boots Advantage Card points – that’s worth £5! The points have to be used the same day you hand in the items.

It is aimed exclusively at recycling ‘hard to recycle’ beauty, health, wellness product packaging which cannot typically be recycled through household curbside collections, for examples products that are too small (such as travel minis), made of composite materials (eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, floss dispensers) or from unrecyclable materials (toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes). There is quite an extensive list of things they accept in the terms and conditions link above.Widely recyclable card and paper packaging, glass jars, aluminum packaging, shampoo and conditioner bottles,

Participating stores can be found at: Birmingham The Bull Ring Shopping Centre; Cannock Church Street; Staines Two Rivers Retail Park; Leicester Beaumont Leys; Witney High Street; Bristol Broadmead; Yate North Walk; Cheltenham High Street; Cardiff Queen Street; Oxford Cornmarket Street; Torquay Union Street; Plymouth Drakes Circus; Bristol Henleaze; London Bloomsbury; London 361 Oxford Street Sedley Place; London Chelsea 148 Kings Road; London Gloucester Road; Barnet High Street; London Brixton Road; Watford The Harlequin; Bromley The Glades Shopping Centre; London Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre; London Balham High Road; Romford The Liberty; Brighton North Street; Gillingham; Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre; Jersey St Helier Queen Street; London Piccadilly Circus; Dartford Bluewater; London 193 Oxford Street; Birmingham High Street; Dagenham Heathway The Mall; Salisbury Silver Street; Jersey St Helier King Street; Eastleigh Chandlers Ford; London Olympic Park Westfield Stratford City; Bracknell The Lexicon Shopping Centre; Didcot The Orchard Centre; Rushden Lakes Shopping Park; Portsmouth Ocean Park Burfields Road; Birmingham Fort Dunlop; Chester Broughton Shopping Park; London Kew; Leicester Fosse Park Shopping Centre; Bournemouth Castle Point Shopping Park; Borehamwood Retail Park; Shepton Mallet Townsend Shopping Park; Tottenham Hale Retail Park; Nottingham Giltbrook Retail Park; Llandudno Retail Park

https://boots.scan2recycle.com/s2r/

Ann1984
26 days ago
What do you think of this?
IrisPegram
IrisPegram26 days ago

Excellent idea do they do it in Washington Tyne Wear ?

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer26 days ago

We are too far North sadly. I thought they would have been at least the metro centre or Eldon square on the list

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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26 days ago

IrisPegram list of stores above they trialing it at moment if takes off more stores hopefully

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54426 days ago

Ive always been of the opinion that if companies reward people to recycle then it will then get more participants.I think it is a brilliant idea and 1 I would totally support and to help the planet has to be a good thing .#WelldoneBoots

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh25 days ago

This is a great idea, although unfortunately no stores near me are doing it. Hopefully soon it’ll be available in more places!

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry25 days ago

The body was doing the same once Covid hit and refused to take the bottles. Not sure if they will start up again.

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hspexy
hspexy25 days ago

I tried to drop my empties in a few months ago, late last year, but due to covid, they suspended the scheme

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967322 days ago

Excellent idea. Can’t see one in my area so hopefully these 50 will be successful enough to roll out in more place

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE22 days ago

what an excellent idea and why can't this become commonplace across far more types of store etc ? Well done to BOOTS!

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niknak88
niknak8821 days ago

I love recycling, but gutted as my area is not one of the chosen places! I dont know why as alot of people recycle in this area?

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa21 days ago

Great idea.I would be happy recycle, but there is not one any close to me .

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GSM
GSM13 days ago

I took yesterday 5 products second time and they disqualified me because one of them wasn't accepted. Didn't like the idea of receiving the email once the others were deposited instead of telling you in advance as they were on the account banked for days. Anyone had the same issue?

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hspexy
hspexy6 days ago

I’ve just had to create a new account today - it appears they've updated the site and rather than transferring my details over from the previous site, I’ve just had to create a new account. It’s been updated so that they review the photos of your products first before you can drop them off - looks like reviews only happen during the week, and you have to add to bank at least 24 hrs prior to deposits

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GSM
GSM6 days ago

hspexy it is strange as I deposited the other day a product which I banked in advance, I didn't receive any notification but after depositing it they didn't accept it so I lost the points and none of the other 4 products were recognized either.

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hspexy
hspexy6 days ago

GSM that is strange. After reading the faq on the new/updated site, It is certainly different to how they were operating previously. Anyway, I’ve banked 9 items, and I’ll wait for some form of notification from them before I pop to my Boots. If it’s not a straight forward process, I can’t imagine many people doing it

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva13 days ago

Great idea but not available in County Durham or Tyne & Wear. Never mind hopefully they will soon

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap13 days ago

I would definitely do this if was in a near by store hope it goes nationwide

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GSM
GSM8 days ago

Has anyone realized that they changed it? You get half of the points now and you have to spend at least £10.

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie5 days ago

Great idea and better for environment

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