Try Recycling In The Bathroom

How often do you throw your shampoo bottle in the little garbage you have in the bathroom beside the toilet?
When was the last time you recycled a toilet paper roll?

After some research I did for Sprout, I found there was so much more I could be doing around the home to recycle properly – starting with recycling in the bathroom.

pet plastics
Garbage bins are common in bathrooms – recycling bins are not.
Does it take ten extra steps to walk to the nearest recycling bin? Yes.
Do I do it? Yes.
Should you? YES.

Plastic bottles in the bathroom: shampoo, conditioner, body wash…
(Plastics #1 – #5 are recyclable in Manitoba)

Cardboard in the bathroom: toilet paper rolls, boxes that products come in, soaps, bandages…

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies has launched Care to Recycle – a campaign to educate people about the importance of recycling in the bathroom.

The campaign will include a series of shareable videos, like this one uploaded exclusively to Tumblr. Videos can then be shared with friends on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

Kids, recycling, and caring for the planet – what more could we ask for? The first of what will be numerous videos is adorable. The kids remind us of how significant the impact recycling our household bathroom products is.

“When kids grow up, they’d be happier.”

Isn’t that what we all want? To be happier?

If recycling in the bathroom will make us all happier, sign me up!

It’s sustainability week in Manitoba and for your contribution this week, try a little harder to recycle in the bathroom.

-Enjoy the ride.

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