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How to recycle beauty products – the handy bookmark and keep guide

Happy Global Recycling Day. First introduced back in 2018, today is all about educating people on the importance of recycling for preserving our planet.
‘Beauty product packaging is often composed of a variety of types of material,’ explains Stephen Clarke, Head of Communications at TerraCycle Europe. ‘For example — mirrored glass, cardboard sleeves, paper inserts, expanded plastic foam and more have been known to be used in cosmetics packaging– sometimes all in one item.’ This makes recycling them incredibly difficult. However, TerraCycle has partnered with Garnier to create a free recycling programme for beauty packaging, and these can be taken to one of their allocated drop-off locations. Find your nearest one here.

Tesco begins roll out of 'soft plastic' recycling points for bread bags, pet food pouches and crisp packets which are ignored by council collections

The cost of collecting, separating and recycling certain types of soft plastic is also more expensive than the value of the material itself. Referring to some soft plastic, Stephen Clarke, head of communications at waste management company TerraCycle, previously told The Guardian: 'The difficulty is that they are hard to collect in large volumes, tend to get stuck in machinery at the household recycling centres.'