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Unfortunately, recycling beauty products isn’t as familiar as recycling food products. Follow this guide for easier ways to know how to dispose of your everyday bottles and containers.
What you can recycle at home (Metro Waste Authority Guidelines):
- Conditioner/shampoo (no trigger heads or pumps)
- Any product that follows the “twist method”
- Moisturizer plastic containers
- Spray deodorant
- Most empty glass containers
Can be recycled through Garnier’s program:
- Lipstick/lip gloss
- Makeup palettes
- Foundation packaging
- Face wipes
- Roll-on deodorant
- Eyeliner pencils
- Concealer tubes and sticks
- Hair gel tubes
Garnier: ship your products (can be any product including those on the specific cases list excluding aerosol cans) in to be recycled for free.
The easiest trick to knowing what can be put into your recycle bin at home is the “twist method”, most plastic container with a twist-off lid can be put into the bin as long as it has been cleaned out first. Most empty aerosol cans, including hairsprays, can also be recycled at home.
Brands made with recycled material:
Trying to decide what can be and can’t be recycled is hard enough, some brands take it a step further by making their products out of recycled material that can then be re-recycled. The following are some popular brands that use recycled material for their products, check out their websites to see the nitty-gritty of it all.
- Love Beauty and Planet (sold at Target): their bottles are made from 100% recycled materials and can be recycled after you use them, the caps of the bottles are currently the only portion that isn’t made from recyclable material (lovebeautyandplanet.com)
- Kinship: jars are made from Ocean Waste plastic; tubes are made from post-consumer recycled materials and all shipping materials are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper (lovekinship.com)
- Grove: products are non-toxic, ethically sourced, 100% cruelty-free and made from sustainable materials (grove.co)