By the Numbers
When it comes to recycling, many people don’t consider the opportunities in the bathroom. Here are the steps you need to green your hygiene routine.
Most people have a recycling bin in their kitchen, but a recent survey conducted by Unilever found that less than half recycle their bathroom products. To fix this, we want to inspire more people to rinse, recycle and reimagine the new lives we can give plastics instead of sending them to landfills.
To kickstart this sustainable habit try putting a recycling bin in your bathroom —or building your own—to collect your shampoo and body wash bottles.
The Bottle Breakdown:
With all the different plastic bottles around the bathroom, recycling may seem confusing, but it’s as easy as 1, 2…5.
Look for these numbers inside the three-arrow recycling symbol on the backs or bottoms of plastic bottles; types 1 and 2 are most universally recyclable, with more and more centers starting to accept type 5.
Several Unilever shampoos, body washes and lotions are made from these commonly recyclable plastics, like products from Dove, Suave Professionals® and Vaseline®. When empty, these bottles just need a quick rinse and then they’re ready for your recycling bin.
Try to buy these types of plastic when you’re shopping so you can recycle them when they’re empty. It’s always a smart, sustainable move to recycle in your bathroom, and we encourage you to share photos of your green routine! Using the hashtag #ReimagineThat and #sweeps, head to our Twitter page and show us your bathroom recycling for a chance to win prizes for working towards a brighter future.