Asos has taken another big step into sustainable shopping for 2020

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Asos has started to create reusable mailing bags – here’s everything you need to know. 

Online shopping is quick, convenient and as addictive as chocolate cake. Before you know it you’ve made an order, and, with retailers aiming to keep their customers happy with speed, it can be delivered within a matter of hours. This is helpful when it comes to a last minute soirée or an unplanned night out, but when it comes to the environment, this can be damaging. 

Asos is one of the many companies working on the impact they have on the planet, and they’re taking steps to become more sustainable. As part of signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment in late 2019, they committed to improving their packaging, including trialling reusable mailing bags in 2020. These bags will also be made from 65% recycled materials instead of the current 25% and will still be 100% recyclable. Also, when you send back any used packing with returns, these will be recycled into new Asos bags to help reduce single plastic usage. 

Asos has gone one step further and agreed that, by 2025, all of its plastic will be fully reusable, recycled or compostable. For a brand that sent out over 72 million orders last year alone, it’s a big step in the right direction. It was only back in September we were praising Asos for its new responsibility filter that allows you to shop all of the sustainable and recycled brands.

Here’s our edit of some of the best sustainable pieces online, now.

Shop the Stylist sustainable edit

  • Asos Curve chino trousers

    Asos Curve

    Asos partner with the Better Cotton Initiative to improve cotton farming to reduce harmful chemicals and water efficiency. Made from 97% cotton, you can wear these guilt-free. 

    Grab them in sizes 18-28 in the Curve section – they’re selling out fast. 

    Asos Curve chino trousers, £20

  • Nobody's Child floral dress

    Nobody's Child

    Everyone needs a throw-on dress you can rely on when you’ve overslept – this is it. 

    One of the many sustainable brands housed at Asos, this Nobody’s Child dress is made from wood pulp from responsibly sources forests.

    Nobody’s Child dress at asos.com, £35

  • Asos trench coat

    Asos

    Not only is this trench coat incredibly chic and a complete bargain at under £50, it also is made from responsibly source cotton and has a zero-waste design so every inch of fabric is used. 

    Sold, sold and sold!

    Asos denim trench coat with tie cuff detail, £48

  • Asos Curve bra

    Asos Curve

    Made with recycled polyester; plastic bottle and textile waste are melted into new fibres to create this seamless bra. This also saves water and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, too

    It also comes in four other colours, in sizes 18-28 and is adding and wire free. 

    Asos Curve supportive recycled seamfree bralet, £14

  • & Other Stories jeans

    & Other Stories

    Coloured jeans are a fresh udate to any wardrobe – this brown pair will look effortless with cream, caramel and chocolate brown separates. 

    Set to improve the environment for wildlife and farmers, these & Other Stories jeans are made from organic cotton.

    & Other Stories straight leg jeans at asos.com, £65

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