Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs

Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs

April is Earth Month and being that we live in city known to reduce, reuse and recycle there is still room for improvement.

Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away! Many are still unaware that plastics such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion containers should be recycled. In order to tell if a product is recyclable check for the well known recycling logo—a trio of arrows on the back of the packaging. All you have to do is rinse out each container, toss the lid or bring them into any Aveda retailer near you that is involved in the Cap Recycling Program** , then place alongside your recyclables.

Amongst your beauty products plastics aren’t the only thing that can be recycled; makeup tubes, compacts, and empty lipstick containers can be added to the list. However, these containers cannot be put into your everyday recycle bin but they can be taken to certain makeup counters.

For instance, MAC’s Back to MAC service allows you to swap 6 empty MAC containers for a brand-new tube of lipstick. Kiehl’s Recycle and be Rewarded program—bring back ten empty full size products and choose any travel collection product in return.

Check with your local beauty retailer on recycling programs near you.

**The Aveda Cap Recycling program accepts caps that are rigid plastic, sometimes noted with a 5 in the chasing arrows recycling symbol. This includes caps that twist on with a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, milk, other beverage bottles and pharmaceutical lids, flip top caps on tubes and food product bottles (such as ketchup and mayonnaise), laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter.

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