Recycle your empties. If you still don't do this - START NOW!

Our wastes are a huge NEGATIVE impact on the natural environment. We are actually very lucky to have lots of recycling system around us now compared a few years back. Many brands have started using re-usable packaging to help with the waste system and contribute towards saving our natural environment a little more. I have collected some places which recycle your everyday products, especially beauty and cosmetics.

There are many places that recycle beauty and cosmetic packaging. Please check all brands online and in-store for more details. Some places reward you from your returns πŸ‘


Make sure you double check their scheme as recently they did change few things.


TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Whether it's coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

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John Lewis Beauty Cycle

Finished your face cream? Used the last of your lip balm? We’ll recycle your empty beauty product containers for free.
Not only can we recycle a broad range of beauty packaging that you’ll struggle to recycle at home – if you’re a My John Lewis member, you’ll get £5 off when you spend £20 or more on Beauty that day too. Just bring in five or more clean, empty beauty product containers to any of our beauty counters. (Unfortunately we can't take glass containers or aerosols.)

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BACK TO M.A.C - Go into M.A.C stores to return your empty packages.

M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice (excludes Viva Glam Lipstick and Limited Edition Lipstick) as our thanks to you. Please note, Lipsticks provided at no charge cannot be returned or exchanged.


Return any empty plastic bottles tubs, tubes and pots. Speak to a member of staff first so they can tell you about our recycling scheme, what you can recycle and where to return your empties.
With a member of staff, put your clean, empty packaging into the recycling bin. Once the bin is full, our recycling partners, TerraCycle®, collect it so they can recycle or repurpose it into new items like park benches and playgrounds.

Return 5 empties and receive £5 off voucher for your next purchase.




Take in your empty bottle and get a 10% off voucher in return.



Take back 5 black pots (There own brand) empties - Get a free face mask in return.


Recycle and return empties. You will be given a loyal stamp card. Hit 10 stamps and you receive a complimentary travel sizes product from their range. Note it is their own brand products which can be returned.


We help erase waste!
We recycle cosmetic empties From any brand, every day.
Plus, their packaging is made from largely post-consumer recycled materials produced by renewable energy sources.


1- Find your closest L'OCCITANE boutique

2- Bring in your empty beauty and skincare products from L'OCCITANE or ANY BEAUTY BRAND to be recycled

3- Receive 10% OFF a new full price product*
Programme Accepted Waste

Beauty packaging such as lip balm tubes, makeup remover bottles and pumps, fragrances bottles and pumps, and deodorant sticks.

Skincare packaging such as face mask packaging, refill pouches, and dispensers and tubes for soap, facial cleansers and body lotions.

Haircare packaging such as pumps and caps from shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair care dispensers and containers, hair product trigger heads, and refill pouches.

Just Glass or Aerosol (Deodrants) they don't take. Which is amazing as they cover a lot.
You receive  10% off.

Recycle your straightners, any brand and any.flat iron.


Send your old Irons to #HairStraightenerHeaven

Toothbrush Recycle

You can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste in any - The Colgate Oralcare recycle system. You can check your local places to see where you can drop them.

Neal's Yard

Neal’s Yard will have an in-house recycling scheme. You will be able to take some of the trickiest items to recycle to one of their stores, this will include sample sachets, superfood pouches, facial wipe packages, pumps and atomisers. You will then receive 10% off their next purchase.

Please do share and comment on any brands I have missed out or any new updates on any of the recycling programmes. To be honest they keep changing a lot of the terms so alway double check before you visit any stores.

Note: I personally do not purchase or use any brands that have any association with Israel. Some of these brands are unfortunately Pro Israel but if passing by only one of these store I would just drop of recycling but would not use any rewards from the schemes. I rather recycle them  than bin Beauty Cosmetics etc.


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