Over the past few years, we have been working closely with brands to buy more sustainable lines of outdoor apparel and equipment. We have not arrived yet but we are on the journey and are very happy with some of the products we now stock. We support brands that have environmental responsibility as a priority.
Sustainable Brands: An overview
Salewa – Salewa are also a company that takes sustainability and reducing their impact on the environment very seriously. You can read their social and environmental care commitments on their website.
Icebreaker – Icebreaker as a brand are leading the way in reducing their impact on the environment. They are currently 91% Merino or plant-based vs only 9% remaining synthetic. Their aim is to be a completely plastic-free company by 2023. Icebreaker use Merino wool that reaches ZQ Merino standard for Animal Welfare.
Smartwool – As we mentioned previously wool is one of the most sustainable insulation fibres available. That is paired with Smartwool’s plastic-free packaging. Smartwool also uses ZQ-Certified Merino wool.
Great Outdoors is committed to meeting the requirements of the Irish Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.
Free Take-Back of WEEE items.
Great Outdoors will take back your WEEE on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis, free of charge at the time of delivery or at any one of our store(s) nationwide. Waste batteries are taken back in store on a one-for-zero basis (i.e. no purchased required) as long as they are of equivalent type to that sold by us. WEEE and
waste batteries can also be returned to your local civic amenity site free of charge. The following link will show you how to find the civic amenity site closest to you where you can recycle your WEEE, batteries and light bulbs, https://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/. Never put WEEE, batteries or light bulbs in any of your bins.
Included in the price of LED lights/bulbs is a contribution to recycling costs of €0.05