El Corte Inglés boosts product recycling

news May 2021 ESM

Since 2015, El Corte Inglés has collaborated with the Grow Playing Foundation by participating in the Share and Recycle initiative. In the last campaign, 145,308 kg of toys were collected and recycled by El Corte Inglés. Seventy-eight percent were donated to Spanish charities.

The company has also launched a new service through which customers can buy second-hand mobile phones and electronics, and have their devices repaired. All items have a 2 year warranty and have been tested.

In 2020, El Corte Inglés also collected 240,000 kg of used clothing thanks to 49 collection points put in place in collaboration with Caritas. Company’s own brands are emphasizing sustainable materials whether it relates to its bath line, stuffed animals, single-use tableware or toilet paper. 

In addition, various initiatives are already in place, contributing to the objective of achieving Zero Waste certification in all stores in 2022. The Group already uses 100% of renewable electricity.

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