#1 PETE & #2 HDPE and glass bottles are recyclable through the majority of local curbside recycling programs. # 5 PP bottles are usually recyclable through local curbside recycling programs. Please contact your local recycling facility to ensure recyclability. Otherwise, dispose via our in-store recycling program.
Recycle what you can
The Ordinary, Aesop and Beauty Kitchen are all brands that use easy to recycle packaging on their products so you can pop them into your blue bin without having to think twice.
When it comes to what’s recyclable or not, size matters. … So, when you’ve finished that bottle of brightening serum or cleanser, disassemble it into the parts that can be recycled (i.e., the plastic bottle or glass container itself) and the parts that need to be thrown away (the dropper cap or spray top).
Do not rinse the bottle out, but you can take a paper towel and wipe it clean. If the makeup bottle is plastic or glass you can recycle it afterward. For bottles that cannot be completely emptied of their contents – throw the whole bottle into the trash, where it will go into a landfill.
How to recycle: Carton – fold the outer carton flat and place it in the recycling bin. Glass dropper bottle – remove the cap with dropper. Take the glass bottle and rinse out any excess oil. Unfortunately the dropper pipette cannot be recycled.
Certain parts of a recyclable product might not be recyclable, such as the pumps and droppers on top of bottles. … Just take the top off and recycle the plastic or glass container! If you want to go no-waste, you can try reusing the pump or dropper for something else (just be sure to clean it out first).
All you have to do is collect all your unwanted beauty packaging in a postage box (it doesn’t have to be clean, just make sure any excess product is removed), sign up to TerraCycle in your respective country, download and print off a shipping label for your box, then post it for free to your local recycling depot.
Separate your lid, pump, or dropper from the glass container. … Because recycling centers don’t accept mixed materials and there are no machines to pull apart mixed materials, you’ll want to dispose of your lid, pump, or dropper properly. Ensure your glass has been properly cleaned.
1: Remove the pump and discard (pumps aren’t recyclable). 2: Give your empty bottle a quick rinse. 3: Toss in your recycling bin! It’s that easy to help reduce waste in our landfills and conserve our natural resources!
Beyond that, most cosmetic containers can’t be recycled, even if they’re made of plastic or glass. … Devotees of other brands can purchase a Zero Waste Box, fill it up with cleaned out lotion bottles and lipgloss tubes, and send it over to the company for recycling.
TerraCycle® and Garnier® have partnered to create a free recycling program for all brands of skin care, hair care, and cosmetic packaging. Recycle from home by joining the program and downloading a free shipping label, or search the map below for a local recycling solution.
Empty tubes of lipstick, shadow containers, mascaras, foundations, and more can be recycled—just not in the same batch as the plastic Dasani bottles in your bin. Make sure to look into recycling programs done by many makeup brands.
To prevent contamination and lengthen the shelf life of homemade jams, preserves and sauces, it’s important to sterilise storage jars or bottles.
Experts say that these reusable glass bottles can be washed and reused approximately 25 times before being turned in for recycling.
Recyclable & Recycled Skincare Packaging Material at NIVEA
For example, our NIVEA Fresh Blends Shower Cream bottles offer up a biodegradable, vegan formula and are made of 97% recycled plastic. And as part of Beiersdorf’s 2025 target, we are aiming for 100% recyclable, refillable or reusable packaging by that date.
Lipstick tubes: These can’t be recycled curbside due to their smaller size, says Kauffman.
Recycling Lip Balm Tubes
While the plastic of lip balm tubes is generally recyclable, the actual size of these plastic items means there is greater chance for them falling out of the equipment and being swept up to landfill.
Wash your jars and the lids in hot soapy water, but do not dry them. Instead, leave them to stand upside down on a roasting tray while they’re still wet. Pop the tray of clean, wet jars and lids in to a preheated oven at 160-180ºC for about 15 mins.
While many single-use plastic bottles should not be refilled, glass containers are perfect for reuse. Glass is long-lasting, durable, and corrosion resistant, so it will not break down overtime like plastic. Additionally, glass is the only packaging material that the FDA has certified “generally regarded as safe”.
Long-Term Water Storage Solutions
The general guideline is to use food-grade plastic bottles. You can also use glass bottles so long as they haven’t stored non-food items. Stainless steel is another option, but you won’t be able to treat your stored water with chlorine, as it corrodes steel.
Responsible and Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing
Nivea fights deforestation and protects biodiversity, using paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and sourcing palm oil that has been certified by the RSPO.
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