Earth day is coming up on April 22nd, and it’s gotten us thinking about ways that we can shop more responsibly. One major source of waste that’s really easy to overlook is cosmetic bottles and tubes. Just think about the number of mascara tubes you’ve gone through since you starting sneaking makeup in middle school. Or bottles of moisturizer, and compacts of blush, eyeshadow, and powder. That’s a lot of plastic tossed in the garbage.
Origins cosmetic company is offering a cool solution to that problem this Earth Day. On April 22nd, you can trade in any old cosmetics, regardless of brand, at any Origins store. You’ll receive your choice of an Origins moisturizer in return. All of the cosmetic packaging collected will be recycled or converted to energy through the Origins Recycling Program.
And that’s not all. Origins is going to plant a tree for each customer that buys one of their products! Check out this blurb about their Plant-A-Tree Campaign:
In 2009, Origins launched its Plant-A-Tree Campaign in partnership with American Forests’ Global ReLeaf™; an education and action program that helps individuals, agencies and corporations improve the local and global environment by planting and caring for trees. Since the launch of this successful campaign, Origins has aided reforestation projects by helping to plant more than 153,000 trees around the world. In addition to planting trees on behalf of concert attendees and live streaming viewers of Origins Rocks Earth Month, from April 18-24 Origins will plant a tree through Global ReLeaf™ in honor of each customer who purchases any Origins skin care product. In addition, customers will receive a FREE “Wish on a Tree” bracelet, so they can further reiterate their commitment to protecting the planet.
Pretty cool, right? Head over to the Origins website for more information.