Lush invests £2.3m in recycling ‘Green Hub’

11th May 2023 | Jack Oliver

Lush has invested £2.3m into a circular recycling ‘Green Hub’ in the brand’s hometown of Poole.

The cosmetics retailer’s new plant consists of 40,128 sq ft of industrial space at Fleets Corner Business Park.

Lush said that in 2022 its existing Green Hub operation had recycled 12 tonnes of PP plastic through its ‘Bring it Back’ scheme in which customers can return Lush packaging to stores in return for credit. The retailer also said it had recycled 15 tonnes of PET product moulds and 998 tonnes of manufacturing waste.

The hub is also home to a number of other Lush initiatives such as a woodshop to recycle and repurpose store furnishings, a repair and maintenance department for equipment, and a donations section in which surplus products are given to charity.

The retailer has also invested in a dissolved air unit to recycle waste water created in its spa laundry and manufacturing process. Lush said this will allow waste water to be reused within a circular economy.

Chase Clark, Lush manufacturing director, said: “At Lush, we are designing for zero waste. Our brand-new Green Hub at Fleets Corner allows us to close the loop on our packaging and water as we re-use, repurpose and repair materials, welcoming staff, and the community with open arms into the world of zero waste.”

Galena Real Estate, JLL, Goadsby and CBRE acted for asset manager Federated Hermes on the deal.


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