Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine. #ReimagineThat #Sweeps

Do you know what all those accidentally thrown out containers from our bathrooms are a GIANT missed opportunity when it comes to recycling.  Think shampoo bottles and all those other miscellaneous beauty product containers.

Did you know only 24% of Americans recycle in their bathrooms?
Unilever is launching a fantastic campaign to remind all of us that recycling these wasted goodies will make a GIANT impact.
 Did you know these bath and beauty bottles can TOTALLY take on new life and return as hairbrushes, backpacks or even backyard play sets? Brilliant!

RINSE. RECYCLE. REIMAGINE  

Did you know the average American has 8 products in their bathroom at a given time, yet only 34% of Americans always recycle these items when empty – that could potentially send nearly 600 million plastic bottles to landfills each year!

 600 million bathroom products end up in landfills every year!
We try hard to recycle in the bathroom. Just simply putting a bin in your bathroom will seriously help you collect those extras and remember to recycle the upstairs bottles out with the rest of your recycling each week.
To find out what qualifies items for recycling in your area and to find out what your plastic bottles could become, go toiwanttoberecycled.org/bathroom.
recycling bin bathroom

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.

REIMAGINE  SWEEPS Information

It’s easy to enter! Just spread the word by sharing a photo of your bathroom empties being recycled (selfies are

welcome!) on Twitter and Instagram using #ReimagineThat. Add #Sweeps to your post to be entered for a chance to win recycled, reimagined prizes.
Go to brightfuture.unilever.us to learn more.
 
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Note: This post is sponsored by Unilever. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com 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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