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Uniqlo Japan to buy back old clothes for recycling

Uniqlo will pay 200 yen per Heat Tech item.

Until Nov 30, owners of worn-out Uniqlo Heat Tech shirts, down jackets, or down vests can get digital coupons worth up to 1,000 yen for bringing them to a Uniqlo store in Japan.

The campaign dubbed Re: Uniqlo aims to create a greener image for the company.

Items that are still wearable will go to refugee camps, non-profit organizations, UNHCR, and more.

Those that are unwearable will be recycled into new clothes.

Uniqlo will pay 1,000 yen per jacket or vest or 200 yen per Heat Tech item.

The 200-yen coupons are redeemable for purchases over 201 yen while the 1,000-yen coupons can be used for purchases totaling over 5,000 yen.

However, only a maximum of 1,000 yen could be earned for recycling Heat Tech items.

For the down-based items, scarves and blankets don’t count.

The paperless coupons can be used until Feb 28, 2022, at Uniqlo stores or their online shop.

The introduction of green hydrogen technology will help provide zero-carbon power and fuel for the brewery’s operations, as the facility looks to become fully carbon neutral.

Budweiser already powers its brewing operations at the Magor brewery with 100% renewable electricity from solar farms and an on-site wind turbine. These existing assets will be used to manufacture the green hydrogen at Protium’s hydrogen production facility, which will be adjacent to the brewery.

The new site will include a battery, hydrogen storage unit and hydrogen refuelling station used for heavy goods vehicles, saving approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO2e per year from 2027.

The facility will also be fed by Protium’s own renewable energy (solar and wind) from the local area.

Mauricio Coindreau, head of sustainability and procurement at Budweiser Brewing Group, said: “Sustainability and the wellbeing of our planet are at the core of our business. Innovative energy solutions like hydrogen have huge potential as a key part of our sustainability strategy, helping us significantly reduce our UK carbon footprint.”

He continued: “As a company we are committed to continuously exploring technology that can help us meet our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, so the key focus of this project is to ensure the efficient operation, application and sustainability advantages of green hydrogen”.

The project is expected to be commercially operational by 2024.

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