Disclosure: Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is launching CARE TO RECYCLE™. They have asked me to share their new campaign, and this post has been written to help spread the word on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and MomTrends. This is a sponsored post, which means I received monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.
We’ve got programs to recycle just about everything: batteries, cans, plastic, paper, etc. However, have you ever looked around your bathroom and wondered what you could be recycling? CARE TO RECYCLE™ is creating awareness for bathroom recycling. Here’s why: only 1 in 5 Americans consistently recycles in the bathroom. Yes, only 1 in 5 of us living in the U.S.A. recycle items we use in our bathrooms!
Makes my stomach go into knots thinking about all those 15 oz. shampoo bottles Americans are throwing away, and how those bottles could fill up 1,164 football fields. How much plastic is that hitting our landfills? OVER 18K tons of it. Let’s write that down again for dramatics: 18 THOUSAND TONS of plastic hitting our landfills each year, in the United States of America. It’s time to be aware, and to help others see what they can be doing to help spread the bathroom recycling message to others!
What can people recycle? Well for starters, plastic bottles that are marked #1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE), which includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, baby powder, face cleanser and baby oil. If it’s marketed #4 (LDPE) or #5 (PP) it can be recycled, but probably not for curbside pick-up. However, you can call your local town and use the Earth911 recycling locator to find out places to drop those plastics off.
I wish I could list it all here for you, but I don’t think I could do as amazing of a job as Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies has on their Tumblr site: CARE TO RECYCLE™
Before you head off, take a moment to watch the amazing video they showcase on their page. I’ve made it easy for you, here’s This is the story of the smallest room in your house for your viewing pleasure!
You can also see the video here: