February 23, 2010

Return to Origins Recycling Program—FREE Sample

Information about the Return to Origins Recycling Program from their website:

Now you can bring your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide.* All returned packaging will be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.

In an industry first, Origins will accept packaging from any cosmetic company regardless of the manufacturer. We believe that the more we collect from consumers, the more we can keep cosmetic packaging out of landfills. And we hope this program will encourage other companies into following our example.
To thank you for joining us in our commitment to the environment, we’ll treat you to a FREE sample of your choice of one of Origins high-performance skincare products.

The Return to Origins Recycling Program will accept only empty cosmetic primary packaging.
Primary packaging is the packaging that protects the actual product (glass and plastic jars, bottles, tubes, caps, lipstick covers). The following are not accepted as part of the recycling program:

  • Secondary packaging of any sort including paper boxes, plastic or cellophane wrappers, shopping bags, etc.
  • Samples containers, special/trial size products from promotional kits
  • Cosmetic applicators or tools such as disposables, puffs, sponges, scissors, spatulas, swabs, sharpeners, tweezers and curlers
  • Makeup accessory items including bags, belts, makeup cases, etc.

Thanks Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice!

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