Restore the Earth Recycle Beauty

Our bathrooms are filled with non-recyclable items. Beauty, cosmetics, and skin care product packaging are often made of plastic. Can’t I recycle it all curbside? As if! The ugly truth: The small sizes of the caps, pots, wands, trays of makeup and tubes of skin care fall through the cracks at recycling facilities. Packages made with several pieces (i.e. metal spring in a plastic pump top, tube made of layers of plastic and foil) require separating. Nearly every color of plastic that isn’t clear or white (most beauty packages) is considered non-recyclable, because colors cannot be turned into any other color. And...