I love my beauty products and end up finishing a lot of them. But it when it comes to throwing them away, i feel immensely guilty if i am just chucking them in the bin. Unfortunately, this kind of packaging cannot go in your normal council pick up recycling bin. So, in an effort to be kinder to the environment and the world we live in, here are the best 3 ways to recycle your beauty products and bask in the knowledge you are doing something good.
1. Hand them over to a high street shop with a recycling scheme
High street shops have moved up a gear in the last couple of years when it comes to the environment. Whether it's shopping bags, producing sustainable products or encouraging going plastic free and recycling.
The following high street shops have introduced a recycling scheme to make it easy for the consumer to recycle their beauty products and receive a little reward in return for doing so. Lets look in more detail what some of these retail shops are offering.
This is my favourite place to go and hand over my empty beauty products. John Lewis has introduced 'BeautyCycle'. All you have to do is simply bring in 5 empty beauty products at any of their beauty counters and they will dispose of them responsibly. In return, as a thank you, they will give you £5 off a beauty purchase the same day. Which is a real bonus, and your empties doesn't even have to be a brand that they stock. You do need to be a my John Lewis member. You have to sign up to be a member which is completely free and you get little perks like this and a free cake & hot drink almost every month.
What they can accept: all beauty jars, tubes and caps (including glass), shampoo/conditioner bottles and caps, non-pressurised hair spray bottles, lip beauty products (tubes, lipstick, lip balm), mascara tubes, eye liner pencils and cases, eyeshadow tubes/palettes, concealer/foundation tubes/sticks. What they cannot accept: aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, and any electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners.
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