Every year, on 22nd April, millions of people around the world come together to show their support for the environment and our planet. Earth Day is about how we can take action on the climate, demonstrate support for environmental protection and highlight the urgency for change.
At Manchester Arndale, we are passionate about looking after our planet and many of our retailers have found lots of ways to help do this. Here are some of our favourite initiatives.
Paperchase has created an extra special, eco-friendly way to present your gifts. Their beautiful set of plant cards and gift bags are made from seed paper, which means once you are done with them, you can plant the paper and watch a beautiful little garden bloom.
If that doesn’t excite you already, their stone paper notebooks sure will. Made from calcium carbonate (a mineral found in rocks) and bonded resin, Stone Paper is a fully recyclable, non-toxic, water-free and silky smooth alternative to your regular notebook. With eco-conscious production and a fabulous design, what’s not to love?
Working from home has increased the number of people printing in their home office. As time goes on, the printer ink runs out and you are left wondering what to do with the empty cartridges as they cannot be recycled at home. This is where Ryman can help out. Drop your ink cartridges off at the Ryman Manchester Arndale store and, if you purchase a new one on the same day, you can get a 50p discount per cartridge. Save the environment and save yourself some money!
Superdry has set itself the goal of becoming the most sustainable fashion brand by 2030. Some key achievements so far include:
- Repurposing 418 tonnes of fabric waste to create new garments
- 1 in 3 Superdry garments currently contain organic, low impact or recycled materials
- 39.5m recycled bottles have been used in their jacket padding, diverted from landfill, marine pollution and incineration.
- 84% of the energy they use across stores, offices and third-party warehouses is from renewable sources.
The company also has the Superdry Studios recycled collection. Consciously designed to help protect the planet, the collection is made using 100% recycled materials. See it for yourself in-store today.
Monki’s stylish and sustainable swimwear collection, made with recycled polyester and recycled polyamide, is a sustainable way to fashion this summer. The materials in the collection come from PET bottles and production waste fibres. This initiative is a step towards the brand’s 2030 sustainability goal to only source recycled or other more sustainable materials.
This Earth Week, Rituals is asking you to join the refill movement. For every refill sold, Rituals will plant, protect or restore a tree as part of their collaboration with leading environmental organisations. Plus, you can receive an exclusive 20% off all refills until 24 April.
Too Good To Go
Have you joined the Magic Bag revolution yet? The Too Good To Go app allows you to buy and collect great food – at an amazing price – so it’s eaten instead of going to waste.
When it comes to cafes, restaurants and takeaways, there are hundreds of big names and local independents on board. In Manchester Arndale alone, you can buy and collect the same day from the likes of Krispy Kreme, Bagel Factory, Gregg’s, Cafe W, Barburrito, Wolf Italian Street Food, Starbucks, Costa, Caffé Nero and more.
Download the app today and see how much money (and food) you can save