In pictures: Five sustainable initiatives that will wow you

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From leather made from mushrooms to clothes-recycling machines and packaging that can be planted to leave green-fingered shoppers with some flowers and herbs after their purchase, Retail Week explores some of the most awe-inspiring sustainability initiatives in the industry.

H&M’s Looop machine

H&M has designed an in-store recycling machine to turn old garments into new.

Located in its Stockholm store, the Looop machine breaks down the fibres from the old item of clothing and creates something new using eight steps including shredding, spinning and knitting the yarn together. 

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