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5 super simple sustainable swaps to make your beauty routine more earth-friendly

Our beauty routines should feel positive, with mood-boosting makeup and comforting scents. Our bathroom stash should feel like somewhere to escape to for small acts of self care. Now, brands like Garnier, Maybelline, Kiehl's and L'Occitane are working with recycling company TerraCycle to create drop-off points (you can usually find them in supermarkets) for your beauty empties, with some exceptions such as aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles.

Amazon is currently selling Mrs Hinch’s beloved Powermop for 31% off – hurry!

image.png If you’ve been using Lockdown 3.0 as a chance to get your house spotless – and if you’re a fan of cleaning queen Mrs Hinch – aka Sophie Hinchliffe – then we have some exciting news. One of the Internet sensation’s top cleaning hacks – the Flash Powermop – is currently up for grabs with a sizeable 31% discount at Amazon, where it has thousands of five-star reviews. And Sophie isn’t the only star to love the brand - Ruth LangsfordScarlett Moffat and Nadia Sawalha are also big fans. image.png Flash Powermop starter kit, was £32 now £22, Amazon SHOP NOW
Source: https://pressfrom.info/uk/lifestyle/style/-532883-amazon-is-currently-selling-mrs-hinch-s-beloved-powermop-for-31-off-hurry.html Mrs Hinch would surely give the versatile all-in-one mob, which has an inbuilt spray for easy cleaning and claims to clean two times faster than a regular mop and bucket, top marks too. She filed some impressive before and after shots of the mop in action when she first tried it and gave her verdict to her then 3.1 million followers. "I really love this mop guys,” she told them. “They are selling out really quickly in shops which doesn't surprise me at all. "They are battery operated and if you actually use the rubber handle to either balance them or hang them up, they stay in place. "I like how quick and easy this mop is to use with the ready-made solution which shifts dirt really well and also smells amazing.” She added, referencing the free recycling programme Terracycle.com: "The pads can be recycled using the TerraCycle scheme - which I'm really happy about.” In the Amazon deal you get everything you need to get you started, including the device, assembly instructions, 10 absorbing pads and cleaning solution. But hurry if you want to grab one, as a sell-out is highly likely!

Geothermal electricity from Cornwall and TerraCycle tackles medicine packaging: The sustainability success stories of the week

Blister packs and sachets for medication are not collected for recycling by most local authorities. The fact that they are lightweight and often multi-material, with materials often connected in laminated layers, make them incompatible with most existing recycling infrastructure. With this in mind – and building on the success of similar schemes for products from pet food pouches to Pringles tubes – TerraCycle has partnered with Sanofi UK Consumer Healthcare, which manufactures brands like Buscopan and Dulcolax, to launch a UK-wide take-back scheme for medicine packaging. The partnership is aiming to get 400 pharmacies to launch drop-off points within the first year of the scheme. Once drop-off points are full, their contents get collected by one of TerraCycle’s logistics partners and taken to one of its recycling facilities. Material is then processed ready to make new products like outdoor furniture. Packaging from any brand will be accepted.

Blister pack recycling programme launched by TerraCycle and Sanofi

TerraCycle has partnered with biopharmaceutical company Sanofi, the maker of Buscopan and Dulcolax, to launch a new initiative that allows consumers to recycle their empty medicine blister packs. The ‘Little Packs, Big Impact’ initiative allows consumers in the UK to recycle any empty prescription and over-the-counter medicine blister packets for free by dropping them in dedicated bins when they visit a local participating pharmacy.

Medicine pack recycling initiative rolls out across UK pharmacies

Brits can now recycle their empty medicine blister packets by dropping them off at pharmacies participating in the latest initiative from recycling specialist Terracycle
A new recycling initiative seeking to tackle the waste generated by medicine blister packets is being rolled out across the UK this week through a partnership between recycling firm Terracycle

Recycling unrecyclable mainstream consumer items

The parable of Walkers Crisps is worth remembering next time you encounter a mainstream consumer item that is not recyclable, such as butter wrappers, coffee bags and the plastic backing on An Post stamps. Walkers Crisps became a symbol of unrecyclability in Britain when passionate consumers of the product became so frustrated at not being able to recycle their empty crisp packets that they began posting them in large numbers to Walkers HQ, inundating Royal Mail sorting offices with odious cheese and onion smelling parcels. Should we perhaps follow suit and fill An Post boxes with the plastic-coated label-backing from its stamp books? Walkers responded admirably to the provocation with a special recycling scheme run by terracycle.com that recycles all brands of crisp bags sent to them. They are heated and extruded into plastic pellets to be used in the manufacture of products such as outdoor furniture and flooring. The scheme will continue until a new form of recyclable packaging that ensures the same level of freshness is developed by 2025.


Following calls to reduce the amount of plastic packaging it produces, Walkers introduced a recycling scheme in 2018 that recycles plastic to manufacture other plastic items.
Consumers can deposit used crisp packets at collection points around the UK which are then returned to TerraCycle for recycling.
Walkers also aims to make all its packaging 100 per cent recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

Best beauty hacks to save money and the environment

The three Rs of sustainability are reduce, reuse and recycle. So once you’ve reduced your consumption by using up everything, reused the products you can repurpose, and ended up with empty bottles and make-up cases, it’s time to recycle — and that’s easier than ever. A number of beauty brands have partnered with TerraCycle, which recycles the unrecyclable. For makeup empties, find a Maybelline recycling point at maybelline.co.uk/store-locator, while Kiehl’s, Deciem and L’Occitane help recycle other empties — and all will collect empties from any brand. Go to terracycle.com/en-UK/brigades to find out more.

Edinburgh museum using waste boxes to recycle PPE

The National Museums of Scotland are recycling disposable face masks which could otherwise end up in landfill or be littered on streets. The Edinburgh-based museum is using a solution for PPE which isn’t recyclable through conventional facilities, giving them a new life. The TerraCycle collection system is via Zero Waste Boxes which encourage people to dispose of PPE instead of throwing the items away. When full, the boxes are returned for processing and the collected waste is cleaned and melted into pellets. The material can be used to manufacture products including outdoor furniture, plastic shipping pallets, decking, watering cans, storage containers, bins, and tubes for construction..