In 2010, we introduced collection boxes in the Swiss Mammut stores as part of a pilot project, in which customers can deposit their used outdoor equipment. In exchange, customers receive a voucher which can be redeemed against their next purchase in the Mammut store. The aim of this project is to prevent used outdoor equipment made from high-quality materials ending up in landfill.
In addition to outdoor clothing, climbing equipment (harnesses, footwear, ropes), mountain boots, backpacks and sleeping bags are also collected. Our partner company I:CO (I collect) then sorts the products and reuses or recycles as many as possible. Approximately 70% of the goods are recycled.
Based on the successful pilot phase, we expanded the project to include Mammut stores in Germany and Austria in a second phase in 2012.