Did you know that despite recycling programs over 79% of plastics still end up in our landfills or are sloughing off into our natural environment? Did you also know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times! Yes, four times! Heartbreaking isn't it? Here at Just Dandy we are actively doing our part to improve recycling efforts; not only in our business, but in our community as well.
We are proud to be partnering with a company called TerraCycle, a company dedicated to zero waste! They actually re-cycle the "non-recyclables". They are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month! Once we collect your plastic beauty containers in our boutique, Terracycle, will take those plastics and up-cycle them into new products! What is up-cycling you ask? Upcycling means taking something that would normally be sent to a landfill and turning it into something new and useful! It is also known as creative reuse. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization and are then molded into new recycled products. It's super cool and the impact on our environment is huge!
So, what can we collect right here in the boutique? When you visit us please feel free to bring along the following and place it in our TerraCycle recyclable box: (We do ask that your please rinse out old product first. The cleaner the better!)
- Shampoo bottles and caps
- Conditioner bottles and caps
- Hair gel tubes and caps
- Hair spray bottles and triggers
- Hair paste plastic jars and caps
- lip balm tubes
- Face soap dispensers and tubes
- Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
- Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
- Lip gloss tubes
- Mascara tubes
- Eye liner pencils and cases
- Eye Shadow tubes
- Concealer tubes and sticks
What we cannot accept are the following: aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles.
Please join us in doing all we can to keep plastics out of our landfills. Over the course of the rest of this year you will see a huge shift in our boutique as we transition to 100% recyclable packaging for our bath and beauty products! Thank you for taking this step with us!
Till next week.....