Join the I Want to Be Recycled Campaign and #BeRecycled

My youngest son and I are passionate about recycling and protecting the environment. My eldest son has his heart set on helping the homeless population of our city. Whatever your cause may be, getting involved and taking part is how we make a change. Start small in your own community and join forces with others doing the same across the world in their communities, and you will be absolutely astonished at how effective your seemingly small contribution actually is to the greater good of all.

It’s one of the reasons why we are thrilled to be a part of the I Want to Be Recycled Campaign. Please stop by the website where they show you how and where to recycle, showcases recycled items’ transformations, and provides helpful recycling tips. The new PSAs, produced pro bono by Pereira & O’Dell, encourage Americans to recycle bathroom and personal care products.

Bathroom Recyclables

We all think about what can and cannot be recycled when we are in the kitchen preparing meals, buying products in the local grocery store, dealing with the daily mail, but how many of you think about recycling when you’re in the bathroom?

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According to a recent study conducted for the Ad Council, 52% of Americans don’t know which items can be recycled in the bathroom. And only 10% of Americans have a recycling bin in their bathroom, compared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen.

There’s a lot you can do to help increase recycling rates. Just because Earth Day has come and gone, there’s no reason not to keep the conversation going and help spread the word!

Personal care products like shampoo and lotion bottles, toilet paper rolls, and toothpaste and soap boxes are significantly less likely to be recycled than kitchen products. Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion. Click here to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled.

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That’s why the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign has partnered with Vevo’s Do It YourSelfie with Tess & Eva, who recreate the looks from today’s hottest music videos. These two glam experts, known for their DIY hair, makeup and design tips, created a new PSA this Earth Day reminding Americans that those bathroom products deserve to be recycled too!

What strategies can you implement in your home to help ensure that those bathroom products make it to the recycling bin? Do you already have a system in place to ensure all of your recyclable products make it to the correct bins? Share them with us below!

As a thank you for checking out the videos and the I Want to Be Recycled website, we’re hosting a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway just to say thanks! Grab your entries below, good luck, and thank you for joining the #BeRecycled movement!

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