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Sustainable shopping: The retailers making a conscious change

Wondering how you can make positive changes for our planet? Our retailers are right there with you.

To make it easy, we've created the ultimate guide to some of the sustainable recycling initiatives and planet-loving programs your favourite brands are participating in so you can make a conscious choice to go greener this year. Not only do these brands offer a convenient in-store recycling service, some will even reward you for getting involved.

Take charge of your e-waste footprint

As we continue to upgrade our tech devices more often, it has never been more important (or more accessible) to responsibly recycle any unwanted devices. These are the brands near you that offer convenient recycling opportunities to lower the environmental impact of e-waste on our planet.

Telstra

With over 500,000 devices recycled since their partnership with Mobile Muster began, it’s never been easier to take part in Telstra’s mobile recycling program. Simply head in-store and recycle your device at the drop-off point, or you can even trade in your old device for a more affordable upgrade.

Find Telstra on level 4, near Pet Town or find out more here.

Return and recycle

Innisfree

Sustainability is at the core of innisfree and plays a major role in both product packaging and ingredients. Their partnership with Close the Loop sees empty (and almost empty) beauty products recycled or remanufactured into other products.

And the best part is that you can be rewarded for every product you choose to recycle, meaning a win for the planet and a win for your beauty cabinet!

Find Innisfree on level 4, near Zara or find out more here.


Image source: Innisfree

Jurlique

Give your Jurlique products a second life by recycling your empty Jurlique packaging through TerraCycle for free, or by returning them to the Jurlique boutique located on level 4.

As a thank-you, each empty Jurlique product returned in-store* entitles you to a 10% discount on one new product.

Visit Jurlique on level 4, near Zara for more details

L'Occitane

L'Occitane works with over 130 French farmers and 10,000 pickers to ensure that the highest quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients go into their range. Since introducing eco-refills packs in 2008, there are now 26 products in the refillable range from body and hand wash to shampoo and liquid soap, meaning you can choose to use on average 85% less plastic and opt for an environmentally friendly option.

Find L'Occitane en Provence on level 4, near Zara or find out more here.

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Mecca

To ensure your beauty empties don’t end up in landfill, Mecca have partnered with TerraCycle®, the global leader in recycling the ‘unrecyclable’. Rather than throwing away your used empties, the TerraCycle® program accept these hard to recycle items, ready to be sorted, processed and transformed into something new (and just as beautiful).

All MECCA stores have an in-store TerraCycle® bin that’s made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, including some from the 150,000 empty beauty containers our customers and team members have already recycled through TerraCycle®. So next time you reach the end of your favourite beauty product, head into your local MECCA store and pop your empties into the labelled bin (or pass them on to a team member at the registers), and they’ll take care of the rest.

Find Mecca Maxima on level 5, near JB HI-FI or find out more here.

Zara

Zara, in collaboration with local non-profit organisations, recovers garments that are no longer used and gives them a second life. Simply head in-store and place your donation in the containers. Zara will either donate these pieces to aid not-for-profit organisations or transform them into new fabrics.

Visit Zara on level 4 & 5 to make your donation, or find out more here.

Planet-loving products

With an increasing number of retailers offering sustainable ranges, you'll be spoilt for choice. Check out the responsible, planet-loving products these brands have to offer.

Country Road

Country Road is renowned for championing industry-leading initiatives, and in 2022 launched The Country Road Climate Fund—providing $1.5 million in grant funding over its first three years to drive climate solutions in the fashion industry. Recognised as a leading responsible retailer, the brand is proud to support partnerships with Australian farmers, manufacturers and First Nations communities, and focuses on embedding sustainability initiatives into its business.
The first Australian fashion retailer to partner with Oritain to scientifically verify fibre origin, Country Road proudly offers styles made from Verified Australian cotton and Verified Australian Merino that can be traced back to Australian farms. Organically grown fibres, recycled materials and Australian Made items also feature in the brand’s collections.

Visit the store level 5, near Myer or find out more here.


Image source: Country Road

Kathmandu

Since 2019, Kathmandu have been part of the global B Corp movement, which means it meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Fast-forward to today, and they are proud to have been re-certified! In addition to this achievement, they have been commended by B Lab for the significant improvements made to their impact and are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.

There’s so much more to explore, like more of their current certifications and list of preferred materials. Visit Kathmandu on level 5, near Zara or Find out more here

Nude Lucy

Nude Lucy as a brand believes in prioritising the health of our planet. They are on a journey to sustainability and strive to achieve conscious creation and environmentally friendly practices across their brand.

Some of their sustainably driven practices include using organic cotton, converting labels to use recycled materials and sourcing biodegradable packaging. Visit Nude Lucy on level 4, near Bailey Nelson or Find out more here

The Body Shop

Founder Anita Roddick believed that business could be a force for good. With an ambition to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business, The Body Shop works fairly with farmers and suppliers through their Community Trade programme, produces their packaging mostly from recycled sources, are 100% vegetarian, and stand firmly against animal testing.

Visit The Body Shop on level 4, near Zara or Find out more here

Image source: The Body Shop


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