An environmentally-friendly scheme in Malaga is aiming to give a new lease of life to used clothes that we no longer need.
The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet has launched a 'Recycle your fashion' scheme at its site next to the Plaza Mayor commercial centre on the outskirts of the city, which the company says reaffirms its commitment "to sustainability and the environment".
Those who deliver a bag of used clothes to the outlet will receive a card with 10 per cent discount that can be used in a wide selection of stores in the centre.
To take part in the initiative, customers only have to take their used clothes to the customer service office, where there is an authorised point to deposit them. Subsequently, the best destination for each of these garments will be determined. Therefore, clothing in good condition will be donated for reuse. Recyclable items will be transformed into new clothes and other goods and given a new lease of life.
'Recycle your fashion' is an international programme in which all McArthurGlen group centres participate. Establishments throughout Europe and Canada already have been taking part in the project, which has been well received by customers.
Javier Mendizábal, centre manager of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Málaga, said: “The group has always been committed to the environment. Sustainability is part of our philosophy and is present in our centres through very diverse actions and initiatives. For this reason, we are very happy to be able to bring this scheme to Malaga as well, which we hope will be very well received by our visitors.”
The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Málaga uses nine per cent of the green electricity generated by the centre itself, 145,985 kWh reducing the emission of 102.2 tonnes of CO2 per year into the atmosphere. In addition, the electricity supply company guarantees that 100 per cent of the energy used is of a certified renewable source. Around 67 per cent of the waste is recycled through a scheme involving all the firms in the centre. The aim is that it will soon have zero waste to send to landfill.