August 27, 2009

Return to Origins Recycling Program

I've been wanting to write a post about how crucial it is to place a recycling bin in your bathroom for all of the various plastic bottles and recyclable items we tend to toss there. (Shampoo and conditioner bottles, shower gel, air fresheners, cardboard boxes containing tampons, toothpaste, pill bottles...) See what I mean?

I just came across the Return to Origins Recycling Program and I couldn't wait to share it with you! Now you can recycle all of your cosmetic items via Origins! Here are the details from their site:

"Bring your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide. All returned packaging will be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.

In an industry first, Origins will accept packaging from any cosmetic company regardless of the manufacturer. We believe that the more we collect from consumers, the more we can keep cosmetic packaging out of landfills. And we hope this program will encourage other companies into following our example."


"To thank you for joining us in our commitment to the environment, we’ll treat you to a FREE sample of your choice of one of Origins high-performance skincare products."

All I can say is: WOW. How very cool that Origins is lending a giant hand in recycling and keeping waste out of landfills. Most companies only recycle their own products, and I think Origins is going way above and beyond by recycling ANY brand you give them. Bravo!

1 comment:

Jill said...

This is a smart marketing technique and great for our recycling effort too!! It is so true about having a recycling bin in the bathroom. It is too easy for something that would generally go into recycling to end up in the trash on accident.