Do you recycle your beauty products or did you know that you could recycle your beauty empties? The sad truth is a lot of us are very good with recycling when it comes to kitchen waste but as soon as we enter other areas such as the bathroom, we just aren't recycling. To help, we've pulled together four important things you should know about recycling your beauty product empties.
Clean Your Plastic
Plastic bottles (such as the Afrocenchix bottles and bottles of shower/bath gels) tend to be accepted by most recycling programmes. But what’s worth noting, is that you must empty and clean them before putting them into the recycling. Most lids can be left on the bottles as many of these can be recycled.
Glass Is Great For Upcycling
Finished your bottle of Soothe or got other glass empties? Then the good news is that they can be recycled! Just make sure these have been emptied and cleaned so they can be put in your recycling bin. Or better yet, why not upcycle them to hold your nicknacks or other products?
Beauty Packaging is Recyclable
It’s worth checking out, but most shipping boxes and packaging that your beauty order comes in are are cardboard or paper so most likely recyclable. Not sure if it is? Why not drop them a line via social or email to find out for sure.
Pssst! Our shipping boxes and packaging are both 100% biodegradable so pop it in your compost or in with your food waste. The packing nuts we use are also starch-based and biodegradable too!
We care about the planet and we’re always working on making our company even more ethical & sustainable. Got ideas to help with that? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aerosols Can Be Recycled
Did you know that aerosols can be recycled? Yes, we know that aerosols aren’t great for the environment but if you are using them, then remember that they can be recycled in most schemes. Just make sure they are completely empty before recycling them.
Recycling Cheat Sheet
Here’s a list of some of the products you can easily recycle!
- Shampoo bottles
- Conditioner bottles
- Shower gel/bubble bath bottles
- Cardboard boxes (such as toothpaste or soap boxes and toilet roll tubes)
- Bottles of bathroom cleaning products
- Cream jars
- Hand soap bottles
- Moisturiser bottles
NB: Remember to clean your bottles, jars etc and where possible: reduce, reuse and recycle. If in doubt, check the packaging and also check with your local authorities to know what they will recycle/collect.