Fashion and Beauty Stores that reward you for recycling

Fashion and beauty recycling

Whether it’s carrying a fabric tote, shopping sustainably, or recycling at home, we’re all becoming more conscious about how our choices impact the environment with the waste we create. Open up your wardrobe and be honest. How long has it been since you last wore some of those clothes? If it's time for a clear-out, you have a few options - think recycling, upcycling, donating to friends, family, and charities…. However, did you know that some high street stores will also reward you for recycling?

Reduce Waste Going To Landfill And Reap The Benefits

Some incentives are better than others but some fashion and beauty brands offer freebies, or discounts to encourage you to recycle your packaging or donate old clothes - these 12 retailers are a good place to start.

  1. ARKET

    Reward: Voucher for 10% off 

    Take your clothing, shoes, and home textiles items to your closest ARKET store to be recycled, and receive a voucher for 10% off. The voucher will give you 10% off your next purchase in any of their stores or cafés and is valid for three months. It cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and is not valid for online purchases. All items they receive will be sorted into three major categories depending on their condition: REWEAR, REUSE or RECYCLE.

  2. Boots

    Reward: 250 Boots Advantage Card Points when you spend £10 or more

    Boots is trialling a recycling scheme where you can bring your empty beauty, health, wellness, and dental products, from any brand to be recycled at a participating store and they’ll give you 250 Boots advantage card points in return. Who doesn’t love Boots points?!

  3. H&M

    Reward: Conscious points + voucher for £5 off £25

    H&M members can earn ‘Conscious Points for making sustainable choices. These points can then be converted into bonus vouchers that can be used on your next purchase. Recycle clothes in-store and receive 20 points, plus a digital bonus voucher for £5 off when spending £25 or more.  The stuff you donate doesn’t even have to be from H&M!

  4. John Lewis

    Reward: Voucher for £5 off beauty products 

    Beauty cycle is a beauty recycling trial for ‘My John Lewis’ members across the UK where you can recycle empty make-up or skincare products including beauty jars, tubes, bottles, and make-up products. "Bring in five or more empty beauty products to your nearest John Lewis shop and show your My John Lewis card to enjoy £5 off your next beauty purchase.”

  5. L’Occitane

    Reward: 10% Off a new full price product instore

    Take your empty beauty and skincare product packaging from any beauty brand to your local L'Occitane boutique to receive 10% off a brand new full price product in-store. A limit of 10 empties can be collected per customer, please make sure to rinse the products before dropping them off. They accept plastic tubes, aluminium packaging, caps, and loads more.

  6. Marks & Spencer

    Reward: £5 off a £35 spend 

    Donate a bag of unwanted clothes or soft furnishings to an Oxfam store where they can be sold on to re-used and loved by someone else. You will be given a voucher for £5 off a £35 spend. The donated items must contain at least one item of M&S-labeled clothing, including shoes, handbags, belts, hats, and scarves. The offer includes donations of M&S bras, however, it excludes swimwear, underwear, socks, or damaged or soiled items.

  7. MAC

    Reward: Free Full Size MAC Lipstick 

    If you're a fan of MAC makeup then you'll love their 'Back to MAC' offer which is definitely one of the more generous perks! MAC Cosmetics offers Free Mac lipstick in exchange for your old packaging.

    “M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six [6] M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice (excludes Viva Glam Lipstick and Limited Edition Lipstick) as our thanks to you.”

  8. Monsoon

    Reward: £10 off a £50 spend Monsoon Voucher + Proceeds go to Charity

    Bring in your selected Monsoon Clothing into any Monsoon store to get a £10 off voucher to spend on new purchases of £50 and more. 

    Garments will be donated to charity and then sold or recycled, with all profits going towards Newlife, a charity dedicated to changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

  9. New Look

    Reward: 15% Off your next New Look order

    New Look has teamed up with Hospice UK for this offer. Donate good-quality fashion and accessories items to your local Hospice UK store. Scan the QR code, fill in the form and you will get a New Look voucher for 15% off.

  10. Schuh

    Reward: Voucher for £5 off a £25 spend

    Take your old shoes to any Schuh store and receive a voucher for £5 off a £25 spend. The Schuh voucher is valid on full-price shoes either in-store or online. You get one voucher per pair of shoes you take to be recycled.

  11. Sweaty Betty

    Reward: Voucher for £10 off a £15 spend

    If you’re a loyal fan of the brand, I’m sure this will be of interest. Take your old leggings to your local Sweaty Betty store (any brand will do, but please ensure they are clean and dry who will rehome or recycle them with SOEX. 

    You will get a voucher for £10 Off when you spend £50 or more to grab some new clothing. It’s one voucher per customer, regardless of how many pairs you bring.

  12. The Perfume Shop

    Reward: 10% off your next purchase in-store or online.

    Take your empty perfume bottle to your nearest store, The Perfume Shop will ensure the bottles are recycled in an environmentally friendly way, in return, you will get 10% off your next purchase in-store or online.

Fashion and Beauty Recycling FAQs

Is beauty packaging recyclable?

Some beauty packaging like plastic and glass can be easily recycled at home. However, some products come in containers that are only partially recyclable. High street stores like Boots and The Body Shop offer in-store beauty recycling facilities, which makes it easier to recycle these.

What is recycled fashion?

Can all clothes and textiles be recycled or donated?

Why is recycling textiles and clothing important?

Are cosmetic containers recyclable?