John Lewis has introduced a new scheme which will enable customers to exchange worn and unwanted items of clothing for in store e-vouchers.
The department store‘s pledge aims to reduce the 300,000 tonnes of waste sent to UK landfill each year.
More than 100 customers are currently testing the scheme which enables them to sell any unwanted items to the store – regardless of its condition.
In partnership with social enterprise, Stuffstr, shoppers can choose the products that they wish to sell from the app and are shown the amount of money they will receive if sold.
Once users have a minimum of £50 worth of clothing to sell, a courier will be arranged to collect the items within three hours.
John Lewis will then either upcycle damaged items so that they can be resold or will recycle them to make new items. If the trial proves successful, then the department store will offer customers the opportunity to donate money to charity in the near future.
The initiative follows the high street giant’s recent efforts to increase its sustainable credibility. Back in 2017, the department store reportedly took back more than 27,000 electrical products and 2,000 used sofas for upcycling purposes.
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