Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

September 18, 2008


UNIQLO Collects 910,000 Used Products for Donation to Developing Countries

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UNIQLO Co., a leading retail clothing chain, announced on May 2, 2008, that it conducted its fourth nationwide recycling program to collect and recycle used products in March 2008. During the campaign, it collected 910,000 items of clothing from customers.

The company started collecting and recycling its used fleece products in September 2001. It then expanded the program to include all UNIQLO products and carried out month-long campaigns every March and September beginning in Septermber 2006. To date, 2.13 million items have been recycled.

UNIQLO decided to donate 92 percent of the items collected during the March 2008 campaign to developing countries in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the non-profit Japan Relief Clothing Center (JRCC). In addition, 6 percent of the collected items were recycled as electric energy and 2 percent were converted to waste cloths or heat insulating materials.
- UNIQLO to Expand Recycling Program to All Its Clothing Products in Japan (Related JFS article)
- UNIQLO to Collect Its Products for Recycling Twice a year (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2008/09/18 10:00:55 AM