When we have usable factory seconds (wrong colour, or sizing, for example) we donate these goods, usually to our partners at Red Cross for distribution outside of Australia and New Zealand.
When products are returned to stores and are considered damaged beyond use, we have three options – repair, recycle or repurpose. Recycling some of these products is complex because of the multiple materials that cannot traditionally be recycled.
Since committing to our zero-waste-to-landfill goals in 2014, we have been looking for new solutions to these complex problems, and have been working with specialist textile recycling companies to re-purpose fabrics.
Our commitments and aggressive targets are designed to help drive innovation in our processes and in the waste management industry.