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Boots to turn 86,000* plastic bottles per year into its own brand, eco-friendly tights

26 February 2020
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Boots UK becomes one of the first retailers to bring tights made from plastic bottles to the high street. A fantastic example of innovative green technology, they are made from plastic bottles and are just as comfortable and durable as regular nylon tights.

Available to buy online now at boots.com and in select stores from the 16 March, the NEW black opaque tights will help customers find those everyday fashion buys that are a little kinder to the planet.

To make each pair of high quality and sustainable tights, around four plastic bottles are shredded into micro-particles, melted down and spun into yarn. The yarn is then knitted to produce comfortable and durable tights that stand the test of time and use no nylon.

This is just another step Boots is taking to become more environmentally friendly. Over the last year Boots has switched from plastic to paper bags, introduced refillable water stations in some stores and now stocks over 150 sustainable products.

The eco-friendly tights will be available in four different sizes (S,M,L,XL) in 80 denier and are priced at £8.50.

*86,000 bottles figure is based on number of bottles that go into each tight made and sales projection for the year

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at boots-uk.com.

*As of Aug. 31, 2020