How Can You Recycle Beauty Products?
Properly recycling your products is vital, and that means making sure to thoroughly clean all leftover product in the packaging. "Once you've finished using a product, wash it out completely, and for plastics in particular refer to the number on the bottom of the container for the best way to recycle it," Brown said. The numbers signify the kind of plastic the item is made out of and your local community will have resources to tell you how to recycle that kind of material. How you recycle it properly will vary depending on where you live, so it's important to do your research.
If you can figure out a way to reuse that packaging, that's even better. "Empty containers from masks and creams can take on a new life as a planter, makeup brush holder, or an easy way to store those loose bobby pins that always seem to go missing," she said.