Our Partnerships & Charities
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In July 2019 we began working with Plastic Oceans UK. This was in conjunction with our zero waste beauty launch and international wet wipe ban. 5% of profits from the sale of Zero waste beauty products will be donated to Plastic Oceans UK and the money raised will enable work with businesses, scientists, schools and policy-makers to change attitudes and behaviours towards plastic.
The Felix Project
In July 2019 we began working with The Felix Project. Set up by Justin Byham Shaw, born from the sudden death of his son Felix from meningitis in 2014. Felix was full of compassion for those without his advantages and, in early 2015, The Felix Project was set up to commemorate him. We donate all of our close to shelf life food, toiletries, sports nutrition and VHMS products to those that need it the most.
The aim from the outset was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay and bi people from ever occurring. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and now has offices in England, Scotland and Wales. Stonewall is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying. Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on LGB people serving in the military, securing legislation which allowed same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28. More recently, Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and then same-sex marriage and ensured that the recent Equality Act protected lesbian, gay and bi people in terms of goods and services.
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In 2010, we were the first retailer to ban plastic bags (way before the government introduced the 5p levy). In 2019, we introduced biodegradable paper bags for all stores across the UK and Ireland. Although our paper bags do not provide a detrimental effect to the planet, they do use our precious natural resources and additional energy in the recycling process, that’s why we charge a nominal fee of 5p or 7c per bag sold. We hope in doing this, it’ll encourage customers to reduce their waste and think twice about single-use materials. If you do wish to purchase one of our biodegradable and fully recyclable paper bags on your next visit, we will donate all profits to selected charity partners to help raise money for important causes across the country. We also encourage our customers to bring their own bags for life or reusable options to take your products home.