Have you ever counted the number of plastic bottles in your bathroom? We are a recycling family but since our showers are on the 2nd floor I often find plastic bottles in the trash, too lazy to walk them down to the recycle bin. While 7 out of 10 Americans say they always or almost always recycle, only 1 in 5 Americans consistently recycle in the bathroom. Many consumers don’t even realize that most products commonly used in the bathroom, such as shampoo, lotion and cleanser bottles, can be recycled.
I don’t ever really look at the bottom of the plastic bottles in my bathroom to see if they are recyclable and apparently we are not the only family . Each year, Americans throw away enough 15-oz. shampoo bottles to fill 1,164 football fields—that’s 18,000 tons of plastic ending up in landfills. So, this can have a major impact on the environment. That is an amazing statistic don’t you think?
I am so excited to share with you the recycle campaign Johnson & Johnson is launching CARE TO RECYCLE™, that encourages people to recycle more items from the bathroom. Visit the The Care To Recycle™ Tumblr page, for helpful information and tips on what can and can’t be recycled help spread the word.
I have shared a few posts on how to repurpose items around the house with some ideas and thought I would share these other great ideas from Johnson on ways to repurpose the plastic bottles in your bathroom. Some of these would be cute and inexpensive DIY Holiday gifts your kids can make. (start saving those bottles now)