Make a difference and Recycle Your Bathroom Containers!  #ReimagineThat

Did you know that nearly 29 million tons of plastics sent to landfills each year are bottles that once occupied bathrooms across America????? Join @UnileverUSA as they #ReimagineThat and try to inspire EVERYONE to take that extra step to recycle all those bathroom goodies that CAN and SHOULD be recycled.

Did you know that only 24% of Americans recycle in their bathrooms? Basically, it’s so easily to recycle those kitchen items, but people tend not to have a recycling bin in their bathrooms, and then stats show many are just too lazy to make that effort to pop the shampoo bottles or toothpaste cartons into the recycling bin.


To find out what qualifies items for recycling in your area and to find out what your plastic bottles could become, go

We’ve added recycling bins in our bathrooms — you can create your own – or even just use a Tissue Box!!!!

As that cardboard can also eventually get recycled. In our kids bathroom we’re going the tissue box route ….. you can see we’ve got it loaded from recycleables from just this week alone!

More Stats on Recycling Habits 

  • While the majority of Americans know where they should be putting their empty bottles, 42% claim that they don’t recycle because they aren’t sure an item is eligible for recycling.
  • A quarter of Americans are not convinced that their recycled items can actually become something new.
  • Americans are more likely to go the distance to get a drink when thirsty, charge their phone, or answer a phone call than walk an empty plastic bottle from the bathroom to the recycle bin

Here’s the bin we use in our master bathroom. You don’t need anything big or bulky – just something small as I think this serves as a great REMINDER to just RECYCLE those goods and NOT throw them away. Once a week I ask the kids to carry it downstairs to put in our main recycling bin in the garage.

recycling bin bathroom

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About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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