In our quest to tell you about all the miscellany that CAN be recycled in Los Angeles and elsewhere, we came across Origins new cosmetic container recycling program.
Simply bring in old makeup and cosmetic bottles and jars of any brand to any Origins store for collection. From there, the company will see that they're recycled or their energy recovered and put to good use.
Little steps like this add up seeing as 1/3 of all household waste is typically the stuff our stuff is wrapped in (aka packaging) and women usually have around 12 cosmetics-type items between their medicine chests and dressers (via Origins FAQs). With all the women in the country, that's a lot of little tubes, bottles and jars going to the landfill.
Get the details on this new recycling program here.