Reuse (or recycle) your empty cosmetics containers and beauty bottles! Instead of contributing to the ever-growing Pacific Garbage Patch, recycle your empty bottles and use small jars and containers to hold various household or office items. Since most beauty and hair products are not packaged in BPA-free bottles (like Use Me! Products), be wary of reusing plastic containers for other beauty products. After time, Bisphenol-A (BPA) will leach into products, much like it does with food and beverages. If you’re going to reuse containers for homemade beauty products, stick to metal, glass, or BPA-free plastic. Be safe and smart when it comes to refilling, reusing, and repeating!
It’s worth noting that there are certain brands that offer bonuses for returned packaging. M·A·C Cosmetics accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six M·A·C primary packaging containers, you’ll receive a free lipstick of your choice. In their customer recycling incentive program, tarte. offers 15% off your next purchase for returning empty primer, cheek stain, or foundation containers.
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