Green Tip #29 - Call to action: What are you going to do?

Rethink what you buy!

Reduce the amount that you buy!

Re-use where possible and


To divert resources from landfill, ​the SAM (Sustainability at Merici) team are collecting your beauty product packages for recycling by Terracycle.

TerraCycle® is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. Operating in 20 countries, they have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and they collect typically hard-to-recycle items through their first-of-their-kind recycling programs.

Terracyle have diverted millions of kilograms of valuable resources from landfills all over the world, and say they are just getting started.

During the holidays, please collect any or all of the following items. Collection boxes will be placed in near the offices of the House Coordinators (outside CRLC)   – don’t forget to place your item/s in your House box to gain House points for the competition.  

  • Shampoo bottle caps
  • Conditioner bottle caps
  • Hair gel tubes and caps
  • Hair spray bottles and triggers
  • Hair paste plastic jars and caps
  • Lip balm tubes
  • Face soap dispensers and tubes
  • Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
  • Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
  • Lip gloss tubes
  • Mascara tubes
  • Eye liner pencils and cases
  • Eye Shadow tubes
  • Concealer tubes and sticks

Please do not send in aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles,electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners, any bio-medical or bio-hazardous waste or any contents of packaging such as nail-polish, lotion, soap or ointments.

What are you going to do? Start collecting your beauty product packaging to reduce waste and recycle our resources!!

Felicity Maher
Sustainability Officer

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