Schuh has rolled out a new footwear recycling initiative so customers can donate shoes from any retailer in return for vouchers.
The retailer said it would be partnering on its ‘Sell Your Soles’ partnership with textile recycling firm Recyclatex, so customers will be able to recycle their unwanted shoes, no matter the show Brand, as long as they are in a decent and wearable condition. Shoppers will also receive a £5 voucher per pair redeemable against any full-priced items.
Recyclatex will collect the ‘shoe’ donations every week with and have stated that “98% of all components and materials will be recycled.” For every tonne of recycled material, the business will then pay Schuh, who will then donate that sum to the retailer’s sustainable charity World Land Trust.
Great initiative, and fortunately for us folks in the Republic of Ireland, the scheme will be rolled out across all of Schuh’s 130 stores in the UK and ROI as “part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to operate sustainably.”
Thumbs up Schuh – we here can’t wait to get a new pair of shoes just in time for Chrimbo! 🙂