recycling in the bathroom

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Do you recycle items in your bathroom? If not, you are not exactly alone. Only 1 in 5 people consistently recycle bathroom items. In honor of Earth Day, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® wants to help by offering tips for recycling in the bathroom.

recycling in the bathroom

Recycling in the Bathroom

There are actually several products that are recyclable in your bathroom. From the sink to the toilet to the shower, you can help the environment by simply sorting and properly disposing of empty containers. For instance:

  • Shampoo bottles: plastic bottles marked #1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE) are generally both recyclable; typically includes conditioner, lotion, baby powder, body wash, and oils
  • Paperboard: toilet paper rolls as well as cardboard boxes and cartons fall into this category
  • Medicine caps: often made from plastic #5, caps can be left on bottles for recycling

The following items CANNOT be recycled:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Dental floss containers
  • Pumps on bottles, such as soaps and lotions

Just by remembering to consistently recycle shampoo bottles, you can make a huge difference. There are enough 15 oz. shampoo bottles thrown in landfills each year to fill 1,164 football fields! It only takes a minute to rinse the empty bottle and toss it in a recycle bin. Find more recycling solutions near you.

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Donate A Photo

Johnson & Johnson has also developed another easy way to make a difference. Simply download their Donate A Photo app and upload a picture. For every picture shared, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to one of its non-profit partners based on a rotating list. Most of us upload photos all the time so this should be a really easy way to make a difference!


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