How to Get Money for Your Next Beauty Purchase: Lush Introduces New ‘Bring It Back’ Discounted Products Scheme – Here’s What You Need to Know
- Cosmetic retailer Lush has introduced a new service to save customers money
- The ‘Bring It Back’ scheme encourages shoppers to hand in empty product jars
- For each Lush item returned, customers receive a $ 1 discount on their next purchase
- The new service will start on May 11 in Australia and New Zealand
Beauty and cosmetics retailer Lush is paving the way for customers to reduce waste and receive money on their next purchase with their new ‘Bring It Back’ scheme.
Starting May 11, shoppers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to return empty Lush plastic jars and containers for recycling.
For each plastic item returned, customers receive a $ 1 deposit to spend on their Lush basket that day.
“Think of it as a deposit, you borrow the packaging and then get your deposit back to spend on your favorite Lush products when you return it to your local store,” Lush said in a statement.
From May 11, shoppers in Australia and New Zealand can return empty Lush plastic jars and containers for recycling
The returned packaging is then sent to the Terracycle – a recycling facility that reuses and properly recycles plastic.
The new service joins Lush’s ‘fresh face mask’ scheme, which allows customers to return five pieces of Lush plastic packaging in exchange for a new mask.
With this existing scheme, an average of 11,000 pots are returned to Lush each month and 132,000 pots annually.
“We are the difference in the cosmetic industry, we have the ideas and the passion, it’s about making those ideas a reality by making everyone participate,” said Rowena Bird, co-founder and product inventor of Lush.
For each plastic Lush item returned, customers receive a $ 1 deposit to spend on their Lush basket that day
The retailer is following a growing list of companies taking ownership to reduce plastic waste and ensure it is recycled accordingly.
The company’s team introduced the program after learning that in Australia only 12 percent of total plastic waste is recycled.
“This arrangement is about accountability for the plastics we put into the world,” said Elisia Gray, ethical purchaser at Lush Australia and New Zealand.
While I am very proud that Lush has used 100 percent recycled plastic in our products for as long as I can remember, this is the next step to really making sure we close the loop and make sure that plastic is recycled and turned into new products. . ‘
How you can reduce your plastic consumption:
Do not use disposable plastic cutlery, plastic straws and other single-use plastics
Avoid plastics that cannot be recycled if other alternatives exist
Avoid products with excess or unnecessary plastic packaging
Use reusable items such as water bottles, shopping bags, storage cups, and travel cutlery
Source: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment