Urban Outfitters shopping bags are made from 100% recyclable (#5), non-woven polypropylene (NWPP). By the end of 2020, we will update the bag to contain post-consumer materials (recycled plastic bottles).
By the end of 2020, Anthopologie will transition all consumer bags to an all paper “single-stream” (including handles) recyclable bag that is made of 80% PCW product.
As of Mid-2021, all tissue used in gift packaging across all brands is composed of at least 60% post-consumer recycled content, and we have reduced amount used in each transaction by 50%.
Reducing our overall single-use plastic waste from entering landfills and the environment is incredibly important to us. URBN has partnered with Trex, an eco-friendly composite decking manufacturer, to repurpose our current plastic polybags, DTC mailers, and other plastic film for future use. This program has been rolled out to all UO and FP stores in the lower 48 states (over 340 stores) and has recycled over 100 tons (approx. 195,000 lbs. of plastic) to date.
Additionally, we are committed to reducing our virgin and single use plastic throughout our supply chain. As of March 2022, All EU and UK bound units are contained in 100% post consumer recycled and recyclable plastic polybags. 5-10% of all brand units are shipping in autobags, comprised of 30% recycled material. 90% of all brand units are shipped in reusable mailers comprised of 100% post-industrial plastic waste and are fully recyclable.
By the end of 2020, we will transition all brands to a 100% post-consumer waste paper stock for all retail price tickets.
We are very motivated to find a partner to supply a 100% recycled swift tag needle.