So you’re set on replacing your current products with something more eco-friendly, but what about the plastic bottles you own right now? TerraCycle has revolutionized the recycling process to let you reduce waste without leaving your home.
Using TerraCycle to recycle your products is a simple and free service. Just visit their website and request a box for the items you would like to recycle. You’ll receive your package in the mail and get a paid shipping label sent to your email. From there, just fill up your box and send it back!
TerraCycle splits up boxes by brand, and each brand offers specifics on what they accept back. Just looking at a few popular brands, you’d be VERY surprised at what these places will accept. Things like makeup wipe packets, sheet mask packets, mascara bottles, aerosol cans, chapstick tubes and so many more can be recycled.
Here’s a list of all of the beauty brands that partner with TerraCycle:
DECIEM brands (The Ordinary)*
My Black is Beautiful
Rodan + Fields
Timeless Skin Care
*Accept ALL brands, not just their own
Not only can you recycle literally every single beauty product you own, TerraCycle offers programs for many other household brands that could be helpful such as:
ARM & HAMMER
Barilla Ready Pasta
Bausch + Lomb contacts
Entemann’s Little Bites
MARTINI & ROSSI frozen drink pouches
Newell candle brands (Yankee Candle, WoodWick, Chesapeake Bay Candle)
Solo Cup (any #6 plastic cups)
Tom’s of Maine Natural Care
TerraCycle has saved over 7.7 billion pounds of waste from entering landfills and has over 202 million users worldwide. When using TerraCycle programs, you are also rewarded points which can be used to make a charitable donation to a charity or school of your choice. Through the points you get by recycling, you can donate to protect the rainforest, provide clean drinking water or a meal for someone in need, provide schooling for children and many more options they have available on their website! So far, TerraCycle has donated over $44 million to various causes.