5 ways you can recycle at Teesside Park
Teesside Park is sharing five different ways you can recycle at the centre, from clothes and shoes to pet food and beauty packaging – sometimes with the chance to receive vouchers in return.
Catherine Furlong, centre director at Teesside Park, said: “Supporting the community is extremely important to us at Teesside Park and doing our bit for the environment is a huge part of that.
“As a centre, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future and we want to encourage our visitors to do the same. We hope by highlighting these great initiatives offered by our retailers we help to make recycling even easier for local shoppers – not just during this week, but beyond that too.”
Here are five recycling schemes you can make the most of at Teesside Park this Recycle Week:
schuh’s ‘Sell Your Soles’ scheme offers customers £5 towards a new pair of shoes when they bring their old, worn pairs into store at Teesside Park. The schuh Kids store also offers the same discount as part of its ‘Too Big for Your Boots’ initiative when taking in an old pair of shoes that no longer fit.
Pets at Home
At the Pets at Home store at Teesside Park, pet owners can recycle old, rinsed food pouches of any brand that are made from a flexible plastic. These can be a struggle to recycle at home but, with the Pets at Home scheme, the pouches go through a specially designed process which heats the plastic, turning it back into an oil and separating the aluminium – which can then be made back into new products.
The ‘Plastic Recycling Scheme’ from M&S helps customers to recycle plastic from any product in-store, regardless of whether it is an M&S product.
Carrier bags, food wrappers and packaging from clothing multipacks are just some of the items which can be recycled at the Teesside Park store and are difficult to do so at home.
The ‘Recycle at Boots’ scheme is aimed at hard-to-recycle beauty, healthcare and wellness products that cannot be put in recycling bins at home. Usually this is because they are too small (travel minis, mascaras), made of composite materials (make-up palettes, lipsticks) or made from non-recyclable materials (toothpaste tubes, lotion pumps).
Shoppers at Teesside Park can gain up to 500 Boots Advantage Card points when they participate, which is equivalent to £5 to spend in store.
Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas has recently launched a ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ scheme in partnership with Oxfam in 25 stores across the country, including Teesside Park.
Customers can now donate an unlimited amount of pre-loved baby and children’s clothing, shoes, accessories and nursery products from any brand at the Oxfam donation boxes in-store. All items will either be re-sold in one of Oxfam’s stores or taken away to be responsibly recycled.
To find out more about how Teesside Park’s sustainability initiatives visit: www.teessideshopping.co.uk/community/we-are-green.
Last updated Friday 25 August, 2023