Although I've gotten multiple flyers from the recycling company stating the things they can and cannot take, I still have a hard time throwing away things that seem like they should be able to be recycled, like pizza boxes and the tops to plastic bottles and other containers.
Thankfully, Aveda has stepped in to assuage me from a little bit of my guilt and is stepping up to the recycling plate. From now until May 10th, gather up your tops of your plastic bottles – that's everything from bottles of water to the tops of shampoo – and take them to your nearest Aveda store. The company will then recycle them to make new caps for their retro Clove shampoo bottles coming out this fall in honor of Aveda's 30th anniversary. As a thank you for helping them with this project (and to reward you for recycling), Aveda will give you a product sample or two in return for every 25 bottle tops you collect.
If you don't have an Aveda store nearby, you can still get in on the action by mailing the caps to Aveda Re-Cap Program, ACA Waste Services, 40 EADS St., Babylon, NY 11704.
Read more about Aveda's project and partnership with Shape magazine.
Shop for Aveda products at drugstore.com.
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