Become A Change Champion!

With a host of new initiatives to help you be more sustainable, Boots is taking big steps to work together for a sustainable future


by Grazia Beauty Team |

Sustainability means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. And often it can feel like doing your bit isn't enough, or that actually, it doesn't amount to much change at all. Boots is supporting everyone to be more sustainable, even if that is through smaller lifestyle changes, as they all have a notable and positive impact collectively. Boots wants to make its customers feel good about the purchases they make, and empower them to be agents of change.

Sustainable earth

Believing that we shouldn’t have to choose between looking and feeling great, and respecting the planet, Boots has developed its online Be More curated edit of over 400 products (and counting!), to enable customers to make more informed choices based on what sustainability means to them.

Each of these Be More edits focuses on a different element of sustainability, so customers can find products based upon their values. And realising that sustainability has many guises, the retailer has selected products that excel in different categories – so your purchases can Be More: plastic free; recycled; reusable; vegan or cruelty free.

Want in? Here’s what to shop according to your priority.


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Colgate toothpaste
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Approximately 300 million tubes of toothpaste are sent to landfill in the UK every year, which is exactly why brands like Colgate are on a mission to be fully recyclable by 2025. With both a recyclable tube and carton this whitening formula is a step, no, giant stride, in the right direction

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This bar is designed to gently cleanse and nourish skin, and with almond oil and blueberry, to optimise the pH of it too. It's certified 99% natural origin, and packaging wise, is free from plastic, wrapped in a 100% recyclable paper.

Fenty Beauty
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With hyaluronic acid, Kalahari melon oil and Baobab, this gel-cream formula near-instantly quenches skin, making it feel more radiant and plump. Over time, it also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. When you've used every last drop, simply remove the inner container and refill. Make sure to bring back your empty refill to the Recycle at Boots scheme for Boots Advantage Card Points.

Urban Decay
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It's nearly party season, so of course you want to give your make-up more mileage. This best-selling vegan formula ensures nothing deserts its station, and thanks to hyaluronic acid, helps keep skin looking radiant, even into the early hours.

Liz Earle
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The original hot cloth cleanser, formulated with cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus, it deeply cleanses, soothes and nourishes, getting rid of make-up, dirt and grime. Oh and in addition to wearing the Leaping Bunny logo, its tube is also made from 55% recycled materials.

So that’s the brands, but what is Boots doing?

At more than 700 stores across the UK, as part of a scheme called ‘Recycle at Boots,’ you can bring empty beauty, health and wellness products that can’t be recycled at home, and receive Boots Advantage Card points in return. As of June 2021, over 500,000 products had been recycled through the scheme. The high-street favourite is also reducing its emissions and minimising waste with 97.5% of its stores powered by renewable energy sources. It is also set to achieve 100% plastic-free packaging on online deliveries by the end of this year.

Sustainability is a journey – and Boots want to take you along for the ride.

Find your nearest Recycle at Boots store at, and check out the growing Be More range at:

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