Australian homewares brand, Sheridan, has resumed its successful recycling program, after it was put on hold in early 2020 due to COVID-19 safety and hygiene restrictions.
The homewares industry experienced a spike in sales during isolation periods earlier this year, as more Australians focused on improving the comfort and aesthetic of their homes.
While this trend is favourable for business, it could be detrimental to the environment if customers are not educated and encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle in the process.
Sheridan is taking action to ensure Australia's home decorating habits are more sustainable moving forward. Customers are encouraged to donate their unwanted bed linen and towels, of any brand, to Sheridan's Recycling Program.
Every Sheridan Boutique and Outlet store is equipped with a recycling bin, making it easier than ever for customers to ensure their unwanted products are diverted from landfill.
Bed linen and towels brought into stores are collected by a third party and sent to one of Sheridan's partner factories to be broken down into recycled materials.
Group general manager for Sheridan Australia Paul Gould said the program made it easy to recycle their pre-loved linen and towels.
"Prior to pausing the program in stores, we had diverted over 25,000kgs of textile waste from landfill. It just shows that if we all play a small part, we can make a big diference," he said.
Sheridan is currently the only retailer in the homewares industry to offer a recycling program to local communities and has collected over 25,000kgs of pre loved bed linen and towels since its launch in early 2019.
The returns are recycled into a wide range of products, with customers able to purchase ReThread Aprons in-store made from 100% recycled fibres.
The program will officially resume in stores nationwide on Monday 18th January 2021.
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