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Uniqlo Japan will pay you for your old clothes with new recycling project

By Shannon, SoraNews24

Got some old Uniqlo Heat Tech or down wear that’s so worn out that you don’t plan on wearing it anymore? Instead of throwing it away, you can get free money for recycling it. Until Nov 30, you can get digital Uniqlo coupons (worth up to 1,000 yen) for bringing in your old Heat Tech shirts, down jackets, or down vests.

This so-called Re: Uniqlo campaign aims to bring a greener image to the company, right down to the paperless reward coupons. The recycled items that are still wearable will go to places where clothes are in high demand, like refugee camps, non-profit organizations, UNHCR, and more. Unwearable items will be recycled into new clothing.

The Re: Uniqlo process on your end is pretty simple. All you need to do is bring what you want to recycle to a Uniqlo store, and you’ll get 200 yen per Heat Tech item or 1,000 yen per down-based item (jackets or vests). The 200-yen coupons are redeemable for purchases over 201 yen – which means you could potentially snag something for just 1 yen – and the 1,000-yen coupons can be used for purchases totaling over 5,000 yen.

▼ Here’s a sample of what the digital coupons look like.

Photo: Uniqlo

There are a couple of catches, though. You can only earn a maximum of 1,000 yen for recycling Heat Tech items, so even if you bring in twenty Heat Tech shirts, you’ll still get 1,000 yen (and a much more minimalistic wardrobe). As for the down-based items, the only catch there is that scarves and blankets don’t count. But once you get your paperless coupon on your smartphone, you can use it anytime between now and Feb 28, 2022 at Uniqlo stores or even their online shop. That means you can spend it now on some new Heat Tech and down wear, or you can buy something totally unrelated! Uniqlo is your oyster.

So if you’ve been planning a closet cleanout before the end of the year, now is the time to get started. After all, the weather is getting colder, and you might need something warm.

Source: Uniqlo

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What about old socks and underwear?

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So will 2nd Street.

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Good timing! I was just bagging up some old HeatTech stuff for the recycle bin, while getting my dresser ready for the cooler weather.

¥1000 is ¥1000!

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Joe BlowToday  10:24 am JST

So will 2nd Street.

Really? Try selling your used Uniqlo Down Jacket to any recycle shop and let us know how much they will buy it from you

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Do I have to wash the clothes first or leave my musky scent on them?

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I've been getting rid of my old clothes at Uniqlo for a while. it's better than throwing them away. I have a couple Heat Tech shirts, but they're not worn enough that I need to toss them yet.

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Great Idea. I wonder Gap does not to the same thing?

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Really? Try selling your used Uniqlo Down Jacket to any recycle shop and let us know how much they will buy it from you

Should you really be buying Made in China sweatshop clothing anyway?

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That’s just an image campaign, you or someone else have to bear and pay when buying other new clothing there. Do you really think they want to make you rich with giving them your garbage or recycle that crap or that they don’t know that it is neither worth 1000 or 100 but only 3 or 5 yen at maximum? Please….

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fast fashion is a total waste , container loads are shipped to poorer nations all the time , but most is just burned , there is just too much to handle , better we don't buy so often , which is the greener option un like Unifkn qlo which wants us to shop till we drop

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