Happy Saturday Ladies!
I was clearing out my stuff and came across some empty or near empty containers I was going to send to be recycled so I thought I’d quickly tell you about some recycling drives I’ve come across recently.
I don’t like the tags that accompany months or days like “Earth Day” or “Earth Hour” or “Go Green Month”. Wait… I’m not sure if the last one exists – it might be encouraging you to turn into the Incredible Hulk – who knows *shrug*
But I do appreciate the effort taken by some companies in being a bit more eco-friendly or in encouraging people to pause and think about the environment. Here are just a few I’ve run across lately.
L’Occitane – 1st Eco-friendly boutique at MidValley Megamall
The new concept store is more earth friendly by reducing the use of energy, water and using recyclable furniture & props. The use of FSC-certified (forest stewardship council) wood, silicone-free paint, water-based varnish and energy saving electrical equipment enables the store to save up to 40% electrical consumption. Oh and L’Occitane does refill packaging for selected items which is friendly on the pocket too!
Kiehl’s – Recycling Drive for empty bottles
I’m taking back 4 empty bottles to Kiehl’s to be recycled (I hope that means reprocessed and not refilled LOL!) and I’m told that I’ll receive a deluxe sample product as a thank you. You get product samples with every 4 full size products brought in, so be sure to hold onto the recycling card they give you! Tip: Hair and Body products finish up faster :P
REN Skincare – Recycling Drive for empty bottles
REN Skincare is quite new to the recycling drive, but aren’t lagging. From July-August 2010, bring an empty REN Skincare bottle to any REN counter and receive a free REN cloth recycle bag! Best part is you can bring empty bottles or containers from other brands too and receive 2 REN Skincare samples for your effort (not the bag). I really like the REN bag – its cloth and sturdy and very practical :)
MAC Cosmetics – Back 2 Mac Free lipstick for 6 plastic products
Most MAC fans will be familiar with the Back 2 Mac programme. Why do you think people depot their MAC eyeshadows?! ;) It makes it so much easier to collect your 6 plastic items and get a free lipstick. I bet many MAC fans have never had to acutally BUY a MAC lipstick :P
Oh and you’ve seen me mention the Estee Lauder Group of Companies’ effort to plant a mangrove tree before this. Go save the fireflies. Go!
As I have said above, these are a few companies I’ve run across recently with an environmental drive. I’m sure there are lots more – please feel free to share the ones you know of below :D
Now I’m getting back to clearing up the messy abode of mine before heading out for lunch with a friend and then over to my parents to spend some time with them :)
Happy weekend ladies!