The greening of retail: Malls, retailers and beauty brands get eco-conscious

The Body Shop has a permanent refill system in a store and Kiehl's rewards loyalty club members who the brand's empty bottles to stores for recycling.
The Body Shop has a permanent refill system in a store and Kiehl's rewards loyalty club members who the brand's empty bottles to stores for recycling.PHOTOS: THE BODY SHOP, KIEHL'S

SINGAPORE - For many, a branded shopping bag is part of the bragging rights earned when making a purchase.

One might even argue that toting your new buys in the crook of your arms is the highlight of the physical shopping experience.

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