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How to properly recycle your makeup & beauty products

How to properly recycle your makeup & beauty products
Know before you throw:
The beauty industry generates an estimated 120 billion cosmetic packages annually, most of which are not properly recycled. Instead, they end up as toxic pollution in the environment or in landfills, even when put into the recycling bin. The system is broken, but Pact, a new non profit beauty collection program + Pact Collection Bins provides a sustainable solution for hard-to-recycle packaging for makeup containers. You can now find Pact Recycling Bins in all Credo stores.

So…What's the best way to actually recycle your beauty empties?
• First, make sure your products are EMPTY + CLEAN + UNBAGGED.
• Then, here's a quick guide:

1.  What goes to… Pact Bin at Credo: 

  • Plastic bottles & jars smaller than a yogurt cup
  • All pumps
  • All caps
  • Plastic tubes
  • Lipstick or lip gloss
  • Eye & lip pencils
  • Mascara tubes
  • Plastic compacts
  • Colored glass bottles & jars

• 1 Product Recycled = 10 Credo Rewards Points

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2. What goes to… recycling bin at home:


  • Larger plastic bottles and jars #1, 2 and 5
  • Metal jars, bottles & compacts
  • Clear or frosted glass bottles & jars
  • Cardboard & paper 

3. What goes to… trash bin at home:


  • Broken glass
  • Aerosol cans
  • Sponges
  • Non-recyclable toothpaste tubes
  • Toothbrushes & dental floss
  • Single use wipes
  • Plastic or foil safety seals
  • Plastic bag & wrappers
  • Plastic with foil/metal inlay
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
About Pact:
Pact is a collective of beauty industry stakeholders taking responsibility for the impacts of our packaging. We are creating a more sustainable packaging movement, starting with our In-store Collection Program, and we’re driving toward greater circularity.