Almost every woman use at least one beauty product, it is just essential to keep themselves clean and proper looking. Beauty products are not always referred to as makeup, there are some that is included in the category that are for hygienic purposes such as facial wash, lotion, and more.
These products of course have its own containers and what most women don’t actually realize is that these containers can actually be recycled. This is despite their knowledge that these containers can be used once more.
According to the director of the recycling and waste consulting company RSE in the United States, Betsy Dorn, everyone must keep in mind that most packages that can be seen inside the bathroom are actually recyclable.
Most Americans are actually aware of this fact but only 34 percent of them actually take the time and effort when it comes to recycling them all, this is all based on a study that Unilever did. It is a known fact that recycling can be time consuming and effort must indeed be exerted every single time. Then again, recycling is not just something consumers smuts be doing.
Is this recyclable?
In almost every single city in most countries, especially in the first world ones, there are rules when it comes to garbage segregation and that involves recycling. What most people don’t actually know is that after these have been picked up, it would now be sorted out.
Most plastics that come from the United States garbage actually go to China, who has been handling all these plastic recycling methods for over 25 years now. Then again, they have recently stopped doing it this year, which has made it incredibly difficult for the US to figure out what the best possible step for them would be.
The problem with most people is that they don’t exactly know how they will be able to tell which ones are recyclable or not. One of the best possible ways to figure it out is to check the labels of each product.
Most likely, they will have a recycling sign on its label or it could also be written. A tip from the experts when it comes to choosing what are the products that can’t be recycled is that they are most likely really small, just like lipstick containers, pouches, and other squeezable tubes just like some shampoo pouches and toothpaste. All of these containers must either be given back to the brand itself or be thrown away.
Give it back or throw it out
The beauty industry is actually aiming to be more sustainable, which is why more and more brands are trying to pursue their recycling programs. Some of them even offer discounts or other promos in order for people to cooperate with their program. Just like what Kiehl’s is doing, when you give them back 10 full-sized product to them, you will then be given a free sample in exchange.
This famous high-end makeup brand known as MAC cosmetics are also pursuing their very own recycling program. It is known as the Back to MAC program, wherein their customers may actually give back MAC lipsticks tubes to them and you will get a chance to go home with a new one.
Another known brand is also doing a similar thing, and that is the most famous toothpaste brand in the world, Colgate. What most people don’t know is that they are actually working with a company that is known for recycling products that are incredibly difficult to recycle called TerraCycle.
Then again, not everything can be recycled, unfortunately, which is why it is best to just get rid of it completely. This is actually what is causing some problems in the recycling industry. A lot of people don’t have enough knowledge as to which are actually the ones that must be recycled and the ones that cannot be recycled.
This is why according to some experts if you doubt that it is not recyclable, it is best to just throw it away as a trash since it would mess up the entire system that is recycling it. In some cases, people from the plant have to manually remove some of them that shouldn’t be there at all.