Every year at around late March/April, everyone and everything takes on a green tint as what used to be Earth Day now stretches into Earth Month, and everyone takes on an “I’m greener than you” persona 😛
Cynical? I’m afraid so. I do my bit but I prefer to not talk about it because I don’t agree with everything out there and what I do believe in would likely draw the ire of most, so I prefer to hunker down, and quietly do my bit for the planet without shouting about it and being deemed a hypocrite.
Note: 3 samples are pictured but the programme allows for 3 empties = 1 sample (Samples pictured are for reference only. Actual items may differ and terms and conditions will apply)
But I thought a free sample of Origins products in exchange for something you’d throw away anyway, was something to mention 😀 (Terms updated below)
The Estee Lauder Group of Companies does a big Earth Month campaign every year and this year is no different. Their theme this year is that of Reduce. In that they encourage the reduction of use of non-biodegradable products especially for takeaways.
Here in Malaysia, so many of us thrive on takeaway foods and I dare bet, as you patronize your favourite economy rice (chap fun) stall, you are invariably handed a polystyrene box to take away your food. Aside from it not being environmentally friendly (polystyrene practically doesn’t biodegrade i.e. doesn’t get broken down so it remains forever and ever) it also poses a health risk. The latter is something that I think more of us should think about, even if you don’t think about the green aspects of it.
The other thing is that a lot of plastics that don’t biodegrade end up in our oceans and waters and this poses a danger to our marine life. So the theme adopted was also to conserve our oceans, protect our sharks and turtles and just be a little more responsible for ourselves.
Biodegrading would mean that things get broken down by microbes, so generally, most organic things will biodegrade over time. Even things like paper will but it’ll take longer than say, a banana peel. So if you’d like to learn more about this, there’s a small exhibition going on at Mid Valley Megamall South Court (Metrojaya) with some interesting info, which is interesting enough to keep the little ones entertained and maybe teach them a thing or two.
But if you’re not feeling very green (I don’t blame you. I get a little defensive when faced with too much green-washing too) then at least make some use of this Origins promo.
From now till March 30, bring 3 full size empties from any brand to the Origins booth at South Court, Mid Valley Megamall or any Origins counter and exchange it for 1 sample sized product. I mean, you’re going to toss these empties anyway right? Might as well let someone else dispose of it properly, and you get something out of it 😀 If you can, try to get a sample of the Make A Difference Plus moisturiser. I love it! 😀
Update: Due to overwhelming response (gosh! You guys sure can recycle if you want to!) Origins has had to limit sample redemptions to 1 sample per customer per day so everyone has a fair chance at this. 3 full size empties = 1 sample/person/day ok peeps?
Are you going to take advantage of the Origins free sampling programme? How do you feel about Earth Month?
I’ve been clearing out some empties lately so if I have the time, I might take them down to Origins. I’m not the greenest person out there (well, until I turn into the She-Hulk when I get pissed LOL) but I try, with whatever little bit I can. Everything starts with a small step right? 🙂