John Lewis & Partners is to pilot eight different sustainability initiatives at its Oxford shop including recycled packaging and an eco-delivery option for home deliveries.
The retailer will also offer to keep and recycle the cardboard and single-use plastic bags used to transport orders to the store.
In place of bubble wrap John Lewis Oxford will trial new recyclable wrapping for china and glass products bought in the shop. It will also encourage customers to bring back any hangers they no longer need, so they can be reused or recycled.
Customers booking home deliveries with the shop will be offered an ‘eco-delivery’ slot when a van is near their home.
Stephen Cawley, head of sustainability at John Lewis, said: “Our customers have told us they want us to help them reduce their impact on the planet and that reducing and recycling packaging is key for them.”
By Michelle Mooney