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News round-up 4/8

Fashion Recycling Week; Money for old phones; DS Smith investment; Averies plead not guilty

H&M launches Fashion Recycling Week

H&M has joined forces with the London College of Fashion (LCF) to launch Fashion Recycling Week from 31 August to 6 September.

The retailer challenged second-year students on LCF’s creative direction course to create window displays using clothes donated through its garment collecting initiative.

The displays will be featured in H&M stores in eight cities across the UK and Ireland, including Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Drapers

Money for old phones

The Scottish mobile phone recycler, Redeem, has quadrupled its sales in four years from £20m to £80m.

The firm refurbishes old phones and sells them around the globe.

In its full year results to 31 March, it announced plans to work with mobile networks to extend its reach into new territories. Redeem already runs O2’s recycle scheme, the largest of its kind in Europe, which has paid £100m to consumers in the UK alone so far.

This is Money

DS Smith investment

DS Smith has invested £12m in its sheetfeeding operation for the next two decades.

It says it will deliver the most advanced corrugator in Europe, including load building and material handling lines that are the first of their kind in the UK market.

Press release

Averies plead not guilty

Former owner of Averies Recycling and Swindon Skips, Lee Averies, and his brother David have denied six environmental offences.

The charges relate to the management of two sites at which major fires broke out between November 2013 and July 2014.

The case has now been referred to Swindon Crown Court.

Swindon Advertiser

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