Do you know there are many products in the bathroom that you can recycle? Yes, you can recycle many products in the bathroom especially the empty plastic bottles of lotion, body wash, shampoo, and mouthwash. There are pills and medicine containers, plastic films and wrappers, cardboard packaging, toothbrush and toothpaste tubes. Some other products like bandage boxes, toilet paper rolls, and tissue boxes could easily be recycled too. However, many people lack the awareness of these great recycling opportunities in the bathroom, focus and attention have been given only to items in the kitchen and other parts of the home. Recycling these items is key to efficient rubbish clearance.
There are others you can recycle using the mail-in programs of the products like dental floss containers, toothpaste tubes, pumps from some bottles, toothbrushes, and others. These products are not really; recyclable you could only do this with the mail-in programs of the products.
Let us look at the various ways you can recycle these bathroom products very easily.
- Toothpaste tubes and tooth brush recycling
Recycling these products could be done using the mail-in programs offered by the products. They are the most difficult products to recycle in the world. That is why you should not place them in the waste disposal bins.
- Recycling the plastic films and wrappers
These plastic items and papers include the wrap of your cotton balls, diapers, toilet tissues, and other products that could not be recycled easily. There are special places or organizations that could collect these things and recycle or reuse them.
- You can also recycle pills and medicine containers
The medicine containers could be recycled easily. You will see many sizes and shapes of containers with some inscriptions. These inscriptions are #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 plastered on the body of the containers to indicate the grade and level of recyclable material it is. However, the bottles with the inscription #1 and #2 could be recycled easily. Then, the other bottles should be taken to places that can accept them for recycling. Moreover, ensure that you will remove and detach the caps of such bottles. The caps will be recycled separately, as there are places like EBay where you can send the bottle caps.
- The cardboard packaging of the beauty care products could be recycled
Most of the beauty care products are sold in very elegant packages like cardboard, which could be recycled. Other products made with cardboard papers that you can recycle are toilet paper tubes and towels made with paper. Don’t let your waste clearance company take them as you can give them a new lease of life.
- The plastic bottles used for your body wash, shampoo, lotion, and mouth wash are recyclable
The plastic bottles used for your bathroom products like lotion, mouth wash; body wash, etc. are made of different densities and grades. You will see some of the bottles with the mark #1, #2, #3, #4, and so on as discussed earlier. The bottles with #1 and #2 are very recyclable. So make sure that you send them for proper rubbish disposal. However, any of the bottles with #3 and above could hardly be recycled. Another feature of these bottles is that the #1 bottle is transparent making it the best plastic for recycling. #2 plastics are opaque, which means they are made of high-density polyethylene, HDPE and could be recycled into building materials, pens, and other plastic products. We all need to consider waste clearance as a serious problem and work hard to reduce environmental pollution.