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 should recycle? Me, too! Bathroom recycling has come a higher priority for me and I love that CARE TO RECYCLE™ is creating awareness for bathroom recycling.
Bathroom Recycling with Johnson + Johnson
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 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 you can recycle the following plastic bottles:
- body wash
- baby powder
- face cleanser
- baby oil
marked #1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE).
What you can probably recycle, but may not be able to do so in your curbside pickups? Plastic marked #4 (LDPE) or #5 (PP). However, you can call your local town and use the Earth911 recycling locator to find 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 website: CARE TO RECYCLE™.