Waterside to stage its first sustainable shopping day

The Waterside centre in Lincoln will stage its first ever Sustainable Shopping Day on Friday, November 2 as part of a drive to raise awareness about the effect shopping has on the environment.

The centre and its retailers will be encouraging people in Lincoln to take advantage of a range of recycling initiatives. They will be giving out reusable shopping bags and coffee cups to shoppers in return for a donation to its charity partner St Barnabas.

Several of the centre’s retailers are supporting the day with a range of environmentally-sensitive special offers.

Retailers and offers

  • Café Italiano will be selling the Waterside’s reusable coffee cups to raise money for St Barnabas, with a minimum £2 donation requested.
  • St Barnabas will be bringing their pop-up shop to the centre on the day, where people can drop off any unwanted clothing for them to sell in their stores across the county. Everyone bringing in their old clothing will receive a H&M Spend & Save voucher!
  • Stormfront will be running a fantastic trade-in deal, which could see you get up to £510 of in-store credit.
  • Three will be promoting its trade, and a reconnect offer, which encourages people to donate their old mobile so that it can be passed on to someone who really needs a helping hand.
  • O2 is also promoting it recycling scheme which includes phone, tablets and wearable devices.
  • Vision Express’ new store will be collecting old and unwanted spectacles and passing them onto the charity Vision Aid.
  • Yours Clothing is selling reusable tote bags for just £2.99.
  • The Fragrance Shop will be refilling people’s Mugler Alien or Angel perfume bottles, with prices starting at just £14.50.

The Waterside’s general manager Dean Cross organised the event and he said: “The environment and the damage we are causing to it is in the news almost every day.

“We need to do something to reduce the amount of waste we produce and the amount of plastic that is ending up in the ocean. That’s why we’ve decided to stage our first ever Sustainable Shopping Day.

“It’s great to see so many of our retailers getting behind the day and supporting it. Hopefully, as a result, we will see fewer plastic carrier bags in the centre and the donations people make, whether they be old clothing or old phones, will go to help people across the world.”