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Beauty Cycle with my John Lewis
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BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS

with our new beauty recycling scheme, exclusive to my John Lewis

We're pleased to let you know we can now safely reopen our BeautyCycle scheme. As a my John Lewis member, you'll receive £5 off your next beauty purchase in our shops when you recycle five empty beauty products with us.

To ensure the safety of you and our Partners, we have introduced enhanced cleaning measures on all products which you recycle with us 

What is BeautyCycle?

A beauty recycling scheme for my John Lewis members.

Why have we created BeautyCycle?

We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. The beauty industry is a big contributor to global pollution, producing around 120 billion units of packaging each year. Very little of this is recycled, because elements like caps, labels, and pumps aren’t accepted by most local recycling programmes. These often end up in the ocean, on our beaches, or being ingested by animals.

What’s our solution?

We’ve partnered with the experts at TerraCycle to recycle your beauty products. TerraCycle is at the forefront of the recycling world - their mission statement is to “eliminate waste” by recycling previously “un-recyclable” products.

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What’s our solution?

We’ve partnered with the experts at TerraCycle to recycle your beauty products. TerraCycle is at the forefront of the recycling world - their mission statement is to “eliminate waste” by recycling previously “un-recyclable” products

Where do my empty products go?

From the collection points in our shops, TerraCycle will take your products and separate them into metals, fibres and plastics. Each component will then be recycled, composted, or - in the case of plastics - made into pellets that can be moulded into new products like storage containers, plastic lumber and outdoor furniture

Which beauty products can I recycle?

Most completely empty make-up or skincare products. For a full list of what we can and can't accept, please see the T&Cs at the bottom of this page

How long does the trial run?

The trial is currently set to run for one month, until 14 July 2019. The £5 off is an exclusive gift for you as a specially chosen my John Lewis member, and is only available until 14 July 2019

What else can I do?

Support brands with a strong eco-message wherever you can. More and more beauty brands are committing to eco-friendly practices - making all of their packaging recyclable, like REN Clean Skincare; supporting local wildlife like Burt’s Bees, Evolve Beauty and Elemis; and making sure their products don’t harm delicate coral reefs, like Clarins

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Where do my empty products go?

From the collection points in our shops, TerraCycle will take your products and separate them into metals, fibres and plastics. Each component will then be recycled, composted, or - in the case of plastics - made into pellets that can be moulded into new products like storage containers, plastic lumber and outdoor furniture.

Which beauty products can I recycle?

Most completely empty make-up or skincare products. For a full list of what we can and can't accept, please see the T&Cs at the bottom of this page.

Has the scheme worked well so far?

We opened the scheme to a small group of customers this summer. More than 3,000 customers recycled with us, which saved over 340 kilograms of plastic going to the landfill - an incredible result!

What’s our solution?

We’ve partnered with the experts at TerraCycle to recycle your beauty products. TerraCycle is at the forefront of the recycling world - their mission statement is to “eliminate waste” by recycling previously “un-recyclable” products

Where do my empty products go?

From the collection points in our shops, TerraCycle will take your products and separate them into metals, fibres and plastics. Each component will then be recycled, composted, or - in the case of plastics - made into pellets that can be moulded into new products like storage containers, plastic lumber and outdoor furniture

What can I BeautyCycle?

Any completely empty make-up or skincare products. The only items we can’t accept are aerosol cans, broken glass, fragrance bottles and nail polish or nail polish remover, as these are flammableHow long does the trial run?The trial is currently set to run for one month, until 7 July 2019. The £5 off is an exclusive gift for you as a my John Lewis member, and is only available until 7 June

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What is BeautyCycle?

Our new beauty recycling trial, available only to my John Lewis members.

Why have we created BeautyCycle?

We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. The beauty industry is a big contributor to global pollution, producing around 120 billion units of packaging each year. Very little of this is recycled, because elements like caps, labels, and pumps aren’t accepted by most local recycling programmes. These often end up in the ocean, on our beaches, or being ingested by animals.

What’s our solution?

We’ve partnered with the experts at TerraCycle to recycle your beauty products. TerraCycle is at the forefront of the recycling world - their mission statement is to “eliminate waste” by recycling previously “un-recyclable” products.

Beautycycle stats

Where do my empty products go?

From the collection points in our shops, TerraCycle will take your products and separate them into metals, fibres and plastics. Each component will then be recycled, composted, or - in the case of plastics - made into pellets that can be moulded into new products like storage containers, plastic lumber and outdoor furniture.

Which beauty products can I recycle?

Most completely empty make-up or skincare products. For a full list of what we can and can't accept, please see the T&Cs at the bottom of this page.

Has the scheme worked well so far?

We opened the scheme to a small group of customers this summer. More than 3,000 customers recycled with us, which saved over 340 kilograms of plastic going to the landfill - an incredible result!

What else can I do?

Support brands with a strong eco-message wherever you can. More and more beauty brands are committing to eco-friendly practices - making all of their packaging recyclable, like REN Clean Skincare; supporting local wildlife like Burt’s Bees, Evolve Beauty and Elemis; and making sure their products don’t harm delicate coral reefs, like Clarins. The Soap Co. has won awards for its minimalist, biodegradable packaging, while A. By BOM's sheet masks are made from biodegradable material tencel, and famous French brand Caudalie has recently opened a new factory based on eco-friendly principles.

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Where do my empty products go?

From the collection points in our shops, TerraCycle will take your products and separate them into metals, fibres and plastics. Each component will then be recycled, composted, or - in the case of plastics - made into pellets that can be moulded into new products like storage containers, plastic lumber and outdoor furniture.

Which beauty products can I recycle?

Most completely empty make-up or skincare products. For a full list of what we can and can't accept, please see the T&Cs at the bottom of this page.

Has the scheme worked well so far?

Since November 2019, more than 15,000 customers have recycled with us, saving 75,000 products from going to landfill - an incredible result!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Bring in five or more empty beauty products to your nearest John Lewis & Partners

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Hand them over at any beauty counter when making your next beauty purchase

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Show your my John Lewis card to enjoy £5 off*

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Support brands with a strong eco-message wherever you can. More and more beauty brands are committing to eco-friendly practices - making all of their packaging recyclable, like REN Clean Skincare; supporting local wildlife like Evolve Beauty and Elemis; and making sure their products don’t harm delicate coral reefs, like Clarins.

The Soap Co. has won awards for its biodegradable packaging, while This Works' make-up removing pads are made from bamboo, which is more sustainable than traditional cotton. Famous French brand Caudalie has recently opened a new factory based on eco-friendly principles, while Finnish brand Lumene forages ingredients from nature, as well as using skin-friendly by-products created by other industries.

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NOT ALREADY A MY JOHN LEWIS MEMBER?

Don’t miss out - join now to enjoy £5 off with BeautyCycle. You’ll also benefit from all of our other my John Lewis rewards and treats, such as seasonal beauty boxes, exclusive events, and early access to new launches.

DID YOU KNOW?

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120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry

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The average woman owns 40 make-up products, but only uses 5 of them daily

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While 90% of British people recycle kitchen waste, 56% of us (that's 4.5 million people) don’t recycle bathroom waste such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles

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A garden bench manufactured by a company TerraCycle supplies recycled material to could contain the equivalent weight of 2,100 beauty products

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Recycling one shower gel bottle would save enough energy to toast nearly three rounds of bread

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One in four British people surveyed say that they value environmentally-friendly beauty products

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms & Conditions
  1. The BeautyCycle reward entitles my John Lewis members to £5 off their next beauty purchase when they recycle a minimum of five used beauty products from any brand. 
  2. £5 off has to be redeemed at the point of exchange.
  3. Reward redeemable once per visit at any John Lewis & Partners shop with a Beauty Department. 
  4. Only one offer can be used per transaction - for example, BuyBack and BeautyCycle rewards cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. 
  5. Reward cannot be redeemed on electrical items or home fragrance. 
  6. Customers must present their my John Lewis card to be scanned. 
  7. No cash alternative available. 
  8. Used products must be empty. 
  9. We can accept the following items: all beauty jars, tubes and caps (including glass), shampoo/conditioner bottles and caps, non-pressurised hair spray bottles, lip beauty products (tubes, lipstick, lip balm), mascara tubes, eye liner pencils and cases, eyeshadow tubes/palettes, concealer/foundation tubes/sticks. We cannot accept the following items: aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, and any electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners. 
  10. Participating stores are as follows; John Lewis Oxford Street, John Lewis Liverpool, Peter Jones, John Lewis Cambridge, John Lewis Bluewater, John Lewis Stratford, John Lewis Brent Cross, John Lewis Cheadle, John Lewis Southampton, John Lewis Nottingham, John Lewis Cribbs Causeway, John Lewis Milton Keynes, John Lewis High Wycombe, John Lewis Birmingham, John Lewis Glasgow, John Lewis Solihull, John Lewis Cheltenham, John Lewis Kingston, John Lewis White City Westfield, John Lewis Cardiff, John Lewis Reading, John Lewis Welwyn, John Lewis Oxford, John Lewis Exeter, John Lewis Norwich, John Lewis Edinburgh, John Lewis Sheffield, John Lewis Leeds, John Lewis Trafford, John Lewis Aberdeen, John Lewis Newcastle, John Lewis Leicester, John Lewis Peterborough, John Lewis York, John Lewis Watford, John Lewis Chelmsford. 
  11. John Lewis & Partners have the right to amend or retract this offer at any time.   
  12.  £5 reward is only applicable to full-size products; however, John Lewis & Partners will recycle sample sizes.