Recycle Your Makeup Containers

Recycling is a large part of keeping the planet “green” and it is important to many people to do what they can to help the environment. It is also one of the easiest ways for individuals to contribute and help out. Makeup is a very large industry and if you think about it, each product comes in it’s own little container, that is a lot of cosmetics containers! Some companies are doing what they can to recycle those empty containers, and some even offer a freebie to encourage their consumer to help out. Here are several different companies that have recycling programs (if you are a frequent buyer to these companies you should think about taking advantage of these programs and maybe even be rewarded for it!):

Origins has installed recycling receptacles in each of their stores so their consumers can come in and drop off their empty bottles and compacts, they even take brands other than their own! When you do this, you receive a free sample of your choice of one of their skincare products.


This program entails the consumer returning six empty M.A.C containers and you get a free lipstick of your choice! You can return them either to a store or online.

Kiehl’s accepts their own empty bottles and containers which they recycle and sometimes there is a freebie for doing so you just need to check your local Kiehl’s location to see if they are running some type of promotion!

Aveda has a “Recycle Caps with Aveda” program to help eliminate plastic bottle caps in the environment. This program collects caps with a “5” shown on the plastic or in the recycling arrows. This is not only for beauty products, but also things such as water, soda, milk, or food products.