Once you’ve finished using your makeup and cosmetic products, it’s easy to just throw them in the bin if you’re not sure what else you can do. Given the high number of cosmetics that are sold around the world each year, it’s important we start to consider the impact these products may be having on our planet once we dispose of them.
How to Recycle Your Old Cosmetic Products
TerraCycle is a global recycling company based in the US. They operate in more than 20 countries around the world by collecting and re-purposing almost any kind of waste products for free. TerraCycle has also partnered with many cosmetic brands right here in Australia to offer recycling programs for a wide range of products including haircare, skincare and cosmetics packaging (including bottles and caps), lipstick cases, mascara tubes, compacts, palettes, foundation bottles, concealer tubes and eyeliner pencils.
How Does it Work?
Refer below for a list of the beauty brands that have partnered with TerraCycle and learn how you can recycle your products:
Drop-off your empty makeup packaging to be recycled for free at participating Priceline stores.
Drop-off your empty makeup packaging (from all beauty brands) to be recycled for free at your closest David Jones store.
Jurlique have a free recycling program for their product packaging and there are two ways to collect used beauty products in this program:
- Drop off waste at your nearest participating Jurlique boutique to receive a 10% discount on your next purchase.
- Sign up to the program to send your waste for free via Australia Post.
Drop-off your empty makeup packaging from Kiehl’s beauty and skincare ranges to be recycled for free at participating Kiehl's boutiques.
Find your closest participating L’Occitane store and drop-off your used beauty and skincare products from L’Occitane or any other brand and receive 10% off your next purchase.
Drop-off your empty makeup packaging from all beauty brands at your closest MECCA store to be recycled for free.
At KEEPER Denim we love to support brands that are looking at reducing their impact on the planet to create a better future. When it comes to purchasing cosmetics, like fashion, we believe less is more - look for quality over quantity. There are so many ethical and sustainable cosmetic brands available today that also have certifications to show their commitment to their values.