TerraCycle Helps Spas and Salons Recycle

TerraCycle, an upcycling and recycling pioneer, created Personal Care and Beauty Brigade, which is sponsored by Garnier, and is designed to be a solution to the large amounts of waste produced by spas and salons on a daily basis. A spa or salon staff member can sign up for the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade at www.terracycle.net to send in difficult-to-recycle packaging such as haircolor tubes (including aluminum tubes), haircare product containers, skin cream tubs, cosmetics packaging, and any other plastics or tubes, regardless of brand. TerraCycle, in partnership with Garnier, awards two points for each package received, which can be put toward buying a charity gift or converted to money and given to a charity. TerraCycle will recycle the collected packaging into plastic items such as park benches, recycling bins, and plastic lumber. “This is a great opportunity for spa and salon owners to earn money for a charity and have this packaging become a resource instead of garbage," says Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle. "More salons and spas are using natural or organic products that are better for their customers and better for the planet. A natural next step is reducing waste.”