Steps Towards Sustainable Savings

We have some incredible stores and brands here at Telford Centre, working hard to bring sustainable products and initiatives to the centre and to help us all to take steps towards sustainable savings.

And because we would all like to do more, we’re highlighting some of these fantastic stores and their initiatives below to help you make informed choices next time you visit.

River Island

Through their TakeBack scheme, and in partnership with Reskinned, River Island will find your unwanted clothes a new home by re-selling, repurposing or recycling them.

To take part, you need a minimum of three items (you can return up to 10kg of clothing and they’ll put it to good use) and when you send them back, River Island will exchange them for a £5 gift voucher for you to redeem off a minimum £40 order at River Island stores or online. Takeback vouchers are valid for one month.


H&M Members receive conscious points every time you purchase a Conscious item. In store, all products marked with a green hangtag are part of their Conscious concept. Your Conscious points will transform into vouchers, redeemable with your next purchase. It’s free to become a member at

You can also earn Conscious points by:

  • Recycling clothes you no longer use in the H&M Garment Collecting program in store.
  • Bringing your own shopping bag. We'll reward you for bringing your own bag when shopping at H&M.


Let's SHWOP!

Every time you place pre-loved clothes in one of the M&S Shwop boxes they’re resold, reused or recycled, so absolutely nothing goes to waste.

And now, if you’re a Sparks customer, you’ll get a free treat every time you Shwop. Simply scan the QR code on the top of the Shwop box in and the treat will appear in your Sparks hub.

Incredibly, since 2008 the M&S and Oxfam Shwopping partnership has collected over 35 million items, contributing an estimated £23 million to Oxfam’s vital work across the world.


Drop off preloved clothing in store at the designated collection boxes, can include footwear, all textiles and bags from any brand.

Each donated item is reused wherever possible, or recycled or repurposed as insulation, toy stuffing and mattress fillers, with nothing going to landfill. All profits from the scheme go to UNICEF, Primark’s global charity partner, to support its education programmes for vulnerable children around the world.

New Look

While the changes we’re making ‘behind the scenes’ are the most important, we also want to make sure our customers know that when they buy from New Look, they’re buying from a more responsible retailer, committed to continuous improvement.

Kind spaces

Our digital channels, including our website, mobile app, email and social communications are all unified.

Kind messaging

We communicate our message throughout our category marketing and in the way we speak to customers every day.

Kind windows

We make clear links between our ESG activity and the products that we’re showcasing.

Kind PR

We talk to the press openly and with conviction about the efforts we’re making with our ESG activity.

Kind packaging

We review all of our packaging to identify over engineering, reduce packaging and opportunities to use more sustainable materials.


By gathering old or unwanted shoes as part of their unique ShoeShare initiative, Clarks have been able to support UNICEF as they strive to transform the lives of children everywhere.

You can donate your unwanted shoes in store and help to support Shoe Share.

Moss Bros

Moss Bros are working harder to use more conscious fabrics in their collections. Their new eco suits are made entirely from recyclable or renewable materials (right down to the buttons and stitching). Because great style needn’t cost the earth.

Trespass - Introducing DLX Eco

Working with Bluesign® approved materials, independent services, Thermolite® EcoMode and YKK Nation® fastening products, this range utilises traceable, recycled materials in their production. By creating complete outfits for both men and women Trespass hope to pave the way for more thoughtful sustainable ranges in future.

The jackets use Thermolite® EcoMade Insulation, which is lightweight, durable and breathable for all activities, produced from recycled materials such as plastic bottles. It delivers outstanding warmth

while being extremely lightweight. Combined with good compression and recovery, Thermolite® EcoMade insulation sets a new milestone in terms of wearer comfort.


Designed for men, women and children, Skechers earth-friendly ‘Our Planet Matters’ styles are made with recycled materials to reduce environmental impact.


To help us all be more sustainable Boots have introduced their Be More campaign. Whether you’re shopping for beauty, toiletries or wellness, Boots want to empower you to be an agent of change. Boots want to increase your choice and be more transparent, so you can make informed decisions that are right for both you and the planet. To help identify the Be More range products are labelled in store:

Be More Plastic Free

These products have met our zero plastic packaging criteria for primary and secondary packaging, while also ensuring the packaging is recyclable.

Be More Recycled

These products contain at least 30 percent recycled plastic content and/or are recyclable via the majority of kerbside recycling collections.

Be More Reuse Ready

These products are designed for re-use or re-fill.

Be More Vegan

These products are vegan-friendly, meaning they don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients.

Be More Cruelty Free

These products carry the Leaping Bunny logo and are certified as cruelty-free by Cruelty Free International. They don’t test any ingredients on animals at any point during the development process.

Recycle at Boots

Together with No7, Boots are trailing a recycling scheme where you can bring to store your empty beauty, health, wellness and dental products, from any brand, that can’t be recycled at home.

Bring five empty products to one of the in-store recycle bins and Boots will give you 500 Boots Advantage Card points when you spend £10 or more – that’s worth £2.50.

The Fragrance Shop

IKON, is exclusive to The Fragrance Shop, and is a debut line of six vegan Eau De Parfums created entirely from natural and responsibly sourced ingredients. The conscious collection was built to amplify the irreplaceable beauty of nature, both in scent and packaging.

The Perfume Shop

Bring your empty bottles back to The Perfume Shop and you'll get 10% off as a thank you to redeem in store or online.


Superdrug have a long and established history of offering cruelty free products and launched our Charter Against Animal Testing over 25 years ago.

Their commitment is that by 2025, 100% of the palm oil in their products will be sustainable. Knowing what products contain palm oil is difficult so Superdrug label the products containing sustainable palm oil clearly so customers can make informed choices.

By 2025, all the paper and pulp used in Superdrug products and packaging will be from certified sustainable sources. All Supredrug Paper Tissues, Paper Towels, Toilet Rolls, Nappies and Absorbent Hygiene products only use paper or pulp that is sourced sustainably.

Holland and Barret

As a leading retailer of wellness products, Sustainability is at the core of the Holland and Barrett brand values. Their Corporate and Social responsibility goals are closely aligned to the UN’s sustainable development goals and directly influence the way the business operates for it’s customers.

Vision Express- The Eco Range

ECO is committed to sustainability in eyewear, using earth-friendly materials and planting one tree for each frame that is bought. So far they have planted over two million trees.

ECO’s recycled collection is unique because the frames are made with 95% recycled materials, making them sustainable while lightweight and comfortable. ECO biobased frames are unique and sustainable because they are made with 63% castor seeds. The frames are colourful and, with selected styles, you can even add a magnetic clip-on for easy transformation into sunglasses.


Extend the life of your phone with a free annual device MOT at EE, with same or next day repairs in many cases. It’s better for your wallet, and better for the planet.

Save your old phone from landfill: trade in your old phone for EE to securely refurbish or recycle. And choose a new one the planet-friendly way, with the EE wide range of Good As New phones.

Drop off those old phones you’ve had lying around for years and EE will securely recycle or refurbish them for you.

EE are also increasing their range of more eco-friendly phones and accessories for you to choose from.

Or for your current phone you can choose from EE’s range of phone cases made from plant-based materials.

WH Smith

The STABILO GREEN range has been designed with sustainability in mind to help ease the burden on our environment. Made from 83% recycled plastics, STABILO GREEN BOSS highlighters offer the unique design of the classic STABILO highlighters we love but are better for the environment and can be refilled to reduce waste!


Recycle more at your local Ryman store, including:

Pen recycling. Ryman have collected over 600,000 pens which they convert into charity donations.

Ink and toner cartridge recycling is available in store. Customers receive a 50p discount for each cartridge returned (discount is only available when making a subsequent purchase of ink / toner in store on the day of making the return and is for a maximum of 5 cartridges per transaction).

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Ryman offer a take-back scheme for all portable waste batteries. Recycling boxes can be found in store.

For the sparkling water machine range by SodaStream, Ryman provide a recycling service in store. Customers can return their empty carbonating cylinders (for a discount on their new ones) and Ryman then send them away to be refilled.

Buying a new electrical or electronic item from Ryman? Recycle the one you’re replacing for free. Simply bring the old electrical item in to store within 28 days, show the Ryman team the receipt for its replacement and they’ll do the rest.

Yankee Candle

You can bring any of your finished home fragrance jars, lids, containers, and packaging — Yankee Candle®, WoodWick®, or Chesapeake Bay Candle® — to your local Yankee Candle Store and they will be happy to recycle it for you.  You will even get a special offer as a thank you for helping the planet.


Aldi has partnered with Neighbourly to help redistribute surplus food to help the community. If you work for a charity, community project, school or other non-profit group near the Telford ALDI store and would like to regularly collect our surplus food, please email

Café #1

Café #1 are one of very few companies who use compostable cups – their Eco-Cups are entirely biodegradable, with plant starch used for both the lining inside the cup and the lid itself. What’s more, the double-skin of the disposable cups means your drink will stay hot for longer.


As part of an ongoing effort to reduce its environmental impact, in November 2021, Costa changed the lining of the inside of their takeaway cups to be plant-based plastic, rather than an oil-based plastic.

The new cups have a 26% lower carbon footprint than a standard takeaway cup when recycled, which you can do at any Costa Coffee store nationwide – just hand them over to your barista or pop them in a cup recycling bin.

Costa also have a huge range of amazing reusable cups on offer in store, or look out for their rCUP which is a reusable cup made from single-use paper cups. The rCUP is designed to last for 10 years’ use and after just nine uses its carbon footprint is offset – that’s quite the positive impact made over its lifetime! The rCUP is also 100% recyclable, meaning you can enjoy your favourite coffee whilst protecting the planet at every step.


Friday’s send 0% waste to landfill, utilising Anaerobic Digestion for their food waste.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme coffee is ethically sourced and Rainforest Alliance Certified. They only buy top quality beans and pay a fair price for them, purchasing all of their coffees at more than Fairtrade base price. Much of the coffee is purchased directly from the farm cooperatives using the expertise of their coffee roaster.


In partnership with their Franchisees, suppliers and producers, McDonald’s are finding new and innovative ways to reduce emissions, keep waste out of nature and preserve natural resources. From minimizing how much packaging they use to investing in renewable energy and partnering to advance sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices – McDonalds want to help protect our planet for communities today and in the future. 

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