Clean it out! Rinse plastic bottles and containers before recycling.
Classy Trash: The Best Recycling Bin Options for the Bathroom
One of the easiest ways to remind yourself to recycle bathroom recyclables is to have a designated bin. But, we all know bathrooms are small and waste bins aren’t exactly glamorous. Here are a few tips to make your bathroom recycling bin a bit more haute décor than eyesore:
Keep It Small. As it’s likely you won’t have many recyclables each week anyway, you can invest in a small receptacle. We like step-operated lidded versions, some of which come in at less than a foot tall, and in different colors and finishes like bronze or black.
Consider a Divided Waste Basket: The wicker model from The Basket Lady is cute enough to mesh with your décor, and only has a 20- by 13-inch footprint.
Color Code: To avoid confusion, buy two waste-baskets that coordinate but are different colors or designs.
Make One Yourself: One eco-friendly option is to decoupage it with scrap paper from old magazines or junk mail.
Hide It: If you can’t find the perfect fit, find a good, out of the way spot for your recyclables, such as in the cabinet under the sink or behind the door. The Recycle Crunch Can is perfect for this.
Share our “Smallest Room” video and we will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful to provide recycling bins in schools across the U.S. You can also support Keep America Beautiful and recycling in schools through our Donate a Photo program. Each donation helps provide recycling bins for schools across the U.S., giving teachers the tools they need to educate students about recycling. Because recycling is important in every room.
It’s Giving Tuesday and you can help us spread the word! When you share our “Smallest Room” video, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. Each donation helps provide recycling bins for schools across the U.S., giving teachers the tools they need to educate students about recycling. Because recycling is important in every room.
Take Our Recycling Quiz!
Most of us have recycling down to a science in the kitchen. But what about other rooms in the house? To test your recycling knowledge, Earth911 put together a pop quiz about recycling items in a place you may never have considered – the bathroom.
1. What percentage of people report they don’t recycle any items from the bathroom?
2. Plastic bottles found in the bathroom are different from those used for beverages like water or soda.
3. Band-Aid boxes are commonly accepted in recycling programs.
4. I need to squeeze out every bit of shampoo before recycling a shampoo bottle.
5. The pumps found on plastic bottles are recyclable.
6. The plastic wrap around my toilet paper, cotton balls and diapers is not recyclable.
7. Should I remove plastic bottle caps before recycling?
C) It depends
Answers: 1. B) 40%; 2. B) False; 3. A) True; 4. B) False; 5. B) False; 6. B) False; 7. C) It depends
For more information and details on each of these answers, visit Earth911
Do you recycle?
In our condo complex we have no choice. If we’re caught putting recyclables in the dumpster we will get fined $1,000 by our town. That is not an issue for my family because we always recycle. We have recycle bins at the main entrance to our complex. Every day either my husband or myself makes the trip up there to drop off our recyclables into the appropriate bin.
Help us spread the word! When you share our “Smallest Room” video, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. Each donation helps provide recycling bins for schools across the U.S., giving teachers the tools they need to educate students about recycling. Because recycling is important in every room.
OUR BABIES WILL INHERIT OUR PLANET®. That is why the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is committed to taking care of the natural resources we are privileged to use. With 9 billion people expected to be living in the world by 2050, and natural resources already being consumed faster than the planet can replenish, caring for the planet that cares for us has never been more important. One way we take care of the planet is to use recyclable materials in our product packaging. But we need your help to complete the cycle of care by recycling the package when it is empty.
Second Chance Toys Joins Johnson & Johnson for America Recycles Day
J&J joined forces with Second Chance Toys and collected more than 300 gently used plastic toys since April at their Skillman and Morris Plains locations as part of the company’s continued commitment to helping the environment.
Toys donated at these locations were cleaned, tagged and delivered to children in need that same day in their very own community to bring smiles for the holidays. These efforts not only helped children, but keep pounds of non-biodegradable plastic out of landfills. America Recycles Day calls for bigger and better recycling, and we’re doing just that! These efforts compliment J&J’s already strong commitment through the Care to Recycle Program.
The recycling events took place November 12th in Morris Plains and November 14th in Skillman, where Johnson & Johnson employees took their Recycle pledge to help kids in need.
We are very proud of our results and look forward to growing this program together in the future!
Don’t forget that today is America Recycles Day!
Visit the America Recycles Day website to learn how you can get involved, take the “I Recycle” pledge to recycle more, and make that pledge go even further through the America Recycles Day Thunderclap.
The more people that spread the word, the bigger difference we can all make. And don’t forget to recycle bathroom products!