Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is that recyclable? Maybe so.

Is it recylable?
If you're like me, when it comes to recycling, the matter of cosmetic bottles and tubes gets a bit confusing. Keep America Beautiful just posted some helpful info on sunscreen containers that could carry over to other types of personal care items and cosmetics as well.

If the product comes in an metal spray bottle, most likely it can be recycled if it's steel or aluminum. #2 plastic (HDPE) bottles are usually accepted, while #4 plastic (LDPE) bottles or tubes can be iffy. Either way, remove any pumps in the bottles, as they are usually made of various types of plastic. Sadly, you just have to toss them.

If you're unsure whether or not something is recyclable, contact your local recycling center. You can enter your zip code to find one closest to you by clicking here. I find this to be an amazingly helpful resource.

So, that's your recycling tip for the day, thanks to Keep America Beautiful. Working together, we can make that more than just a saying!

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