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Cosmetics Packaging Recycling Program: Turn in Empty Makeup Containers to Recycle Them

Jun 01, 2009 03:00AM

Cosmetic and personal care product maker Origins now accepts empty glass and plastic jars, bottles, tubes, lipstick covers and caps from any cosmetic brand for recycling. Simply drop them off at any of the company’s 450 retail and department store counters.

All materials collected through the Return to Origins program will be recycled or used for energy recovery. The program accepts only primary packaging; no paper boxes or plastic wrapping will be accepted. Neither will it take sample or trial-size packages, applicators, like sponges, or tools, like tweezers.

Aveda launched a similar recycling program for rigid caps last year; it recycles the caps into new packaging.

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