How to recycle your empty makeup containers and get free beauty loot in return
Don't let your empty MAC products pile up—bring them back to the counter in exchange for a free lipstick! The brand's Back to MAC program allows you to trade in six empty containers for recycling. Everything from powder compacts, lipstick tubes, empty lipglosses, and eye shadow pans will be accepted, and you'll be rewarded with a lip color of your choice.
Trade in five of the black pots used for Lush's body scrubs, moisturizers, and masks, and you'll be rewarded with a fresh face mask at no cost.
Bond No. 9
We admit, Bond No. 9's fragrance bottles are so pretty, they're often hard to part with—until now! With the purchase of any two Bond No. 9 products, the fragrance house will recycle your old perfume bottles regardless of the brand, and you'll get a free refillable pocket spray of your choice.
Bring in your empty Kiehl's products, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary product. The more empty bottles you bring in, the bigger the prize, so start cleaning out your products now!
Going for a greener manicure doesn't mean lacquering up in a shade of chartreuse. Eco-friendly nail brand Zoya is asking customers to trade in their harsh lacquers that use DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde in exchange for greener options. Head over to Zoya's website and add up to 24 bottles to your shopping cart, then enter the code ZOYAEARTH2013 at checkout for a 50% discount. After submitting your order, ship back the equivalent number of bottles to the address here with a copy of your order, and Zoya will send you new lacquers.
Instead of tossing your old skincare jars, trade them in at any Origins counter or store location. Your old products will be recycled for free, regardless of the brand.
Plastic bottle caps litter our beaches and rivers, and often, birds and marine life mistake the caps for food. To combat this, Aveda is collecting twist-on and flip-top plastic caps for recycling. The brand will re-purpose the plastic as packaging for their professional hair care products.