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.
By end 2020, all tissue used in gift packaging will be composed of at least 60% post-consumer recycled content.
Reducing our overall single-use plastic polybag waste stream from entering landfills and the environment is incredibly important to us. Urban Outfitters have with Trex, an eco-friendly composite decking manufacturer, to repurpose our current plastic polybags for future use. While this initiative has been tested in a small market, the brand has seen great success and has already divert over 100 tons of UO plastic from landfills annually. We hope to capitalize on this success and expand the program to our entire portfolio throughout the United States.
Additionally, we are making moves to remove single-use plastic from our supply chain. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, we will begin to introduce and require a biodegradable or similar, non-single use plastic bag for all apparel, and other categories.
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.