The proportion of waste recycled in our manufacturing division is above 50% of total wastes produced. Our recycling schemes in Distribution have increased our average recycling rate from 43% to 54%.
The majority of waste in our Retail division is from packaging waste, for the first time in 2003 we used our packaging database to estimate the amount of transit packaging waste that we disposed of. At present, we are working to improve our handling of retail materials and increase the recycling of materials at shops.
As part of our Producer Obligations you can find out where your nearest recycling facilities are if you click here.
Laura Ashley Holdings plc has complied with the Producer Responsibility
(Packaging Waste) Regulations since its implementation.
This means that we recover and recycle a percentage of packaging we
handle every year, to help reduce the packaging waste produced in the
We are striving to find innovative packaging solutions to eliminate and
reduce the need for packaging. This is in line with the Government's
Waste Strategy to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With regard to the consumer information
obligation you can find your local recycling facilities by clicking here.
Waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling
The UKs Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations allow people to recycle old electrical and electronic appliances at sites across the UK free of charge. To help customers to identify which products are recyclable (or should be considered for repair or reuse), all new electrical and electronic products sold now carry a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol.
As a retailer of electrical products, we have a legal obligation under these regulations. This involves contributing funds to the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS), which is investing £10 million in local facilities so customers can locally recycle old electrical and electronic appliances. As a producer of own-brand electricals, we also fund, based on our market share, the recycling of waste Electricals. This is done through a separate compliance scheme.
A customer information poster is available in all our stores which outlines what options are open to our customers, as well as information on where they can recycle old electrical and electronic products.
To find your nearest recycling sites for waste electrical and electronic products, contact your local council, or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk and type your postcode into the recycling bank locator.
To download further information Click here