LUSH is moving its recycling activities to a bigger base at a Poole industrial estate.

The cosmetics business is to move its Greenhub site from Hamworthy to a new warehouse at Fleets Corner Business Park.

The new site, Unit M, is more than three times the size of Lush’s existing recycling hub at 40,128sqft and will operate alongside the company’s other four industrial units at Fleets Corner.

The Greenhub is due to launch late this year and will play a key role in Lush’s sustainability initiatives and its Bring It Back recycling scheme, introduced in the UK and Ireland this year.

Bring It Back allows customers to bring any full-sized Lush plastic packaging back to a shop for a 50p credit. The plastic is sent to the Greenhub to be processed and remoulded into new black Lush pots or industry feedstock.

The Greenhub at Fleets Corner will also be home to Lush’s repairs and maintenance teams and the shop furniture team, as part of the company’s zero-waste initiatives.

The business park is owned by investment fund Federated Hermes. Stephen Ellis, its senior investment manager for international business, said: “We have invested significantly in Fleets Corner to ensure it is a next-generation business park, which has included the unveiling of Unit M as one of the best new warehouses in the region.

“It is brilliant to facilitate the growth of Lush, and house its pioneering sustainable innovation within our hybrid offering. This signing not only highlights the calibre of Fleets Corner’s facilities and environment, but also shows the ways in which the business park can be flexible to deliver on the needs of both new and existing occupiers.”

Natalia Davies, environmental officer at Lush Manufacturing, said: “The relocation and upsizing of our Greenhub enables us to accommodate the commitment we have made to our customers with our new Bring it Back scheme.

“The space allows us to have full control and transparency in dealing with our own waste from our manufacturing processes. Our aim is to evolve from being a recycling hub to become a circular hub using the guiding principles of zero waste and circular economy. Our vision is to create no waste and use the right systems that have no impact on our planet.

“Fleets Corner is rapidly becoming an ideal home for many of our large departments. The collaboration between Fleets Estate and Lush will for sure support us in our mission to ‘leave the world lusher than we found it’, with innovation and environmentally friendly practices and alternatives to our buildings.”

The UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge, recently launched its latest hotel at Fleets Corner Business Park , and other occupiers include Happy Homewares and Selco.