We try to be good about recycling in my home- my eldest even commissioned himself captain of recycling around the house. That’s right, he gets to be in charge (with mom’s supervision). He’s pretty good at it, and likes learning how he can recycle and what can be recycled. It keeps us on our toes, and he doesn’t miss a beat.
A lot of people don’t recycle their bathroom products. Maybe they don’t know which items can be recycled. Maybe they forget if they have no bathroom recycling bin. Maybe they just don’t bother. No matter what the reason, today is the perfect day to start recycling your bathroom recyclables! It’s easy to find out what your town takes, just go to your towns’ website and see what the requirements are. You can also click here to find out more.
According to a recent study conducted for the Ad Council, 52% of Americans don’t know which items can be recycled in the bathroom. And only 10% of Americans have a recycling bin in their bathroom, compared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen. No time like the present to get that number up!
Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit organization, recently launched the newest phase of the “I Want to Be Recycled” public service advertising campaign. It aims to raise awareness and inspire individuals to recycle more with the latest series of ads focused on recycling in the bathroom.
Personal care products like shampoo and lotion bottles, toilet paper rolls, and toothpaste and soap boxes are significantly less likely to be recycled than kitchen products. New research commissioned by the Ad Council found that 47% of people are not recycling materials in the bathroom.
That’s why the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign has partnered with Vevo’s Do It YourSelfie with Tess & Eva, who recreate the looks from today’s hottest music videos. These two glam experts, known for their DIY hair, makeup and design tips, created a new PSA this Earth Day reminding Americans that those bathroom products deserve to be recycled too!
Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion. Click here to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled.