The SAM (Sustainability at Merici) team is running a House competition next term. The aim is to collect as many beauty product packages as possible so they can be recycled 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.
What can you recycle?
Recycle any brand of cosmetic, hair care, or skin care packaging. This includes items such as:
• 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.
Please start collecting any of these items to send in to school during Term 4. Collection boxes will be placed near the offices of our House Coordinators (outside CRLC) – don’t forget to place your item/s in your House box to gain House points for the competition.
So please start collecting to reduce waste and recycle our resources!