Friday, June 5, 2009

Oh Snap, More Caps!

Interesting tidbit for all you recyclers out there trying to make less trash…

Aveda stores have launched a new initiative on “caps” – bottle caps not hair caps! They found that most caps on bottles and containers don’t get recycled. These notorious caps are simply thrown away only to build up in landfills, beaches and migrate over to the Trash Vortex.

This program is designed to accept caps that use the symbol #5 (a.k.a. polypropylene plastic). These are the ones you’ll recognize as a twist with a threaded neck on shampoo, water, milk, laundry detergents, and other beverage bottles. The bummer is that some items are excluded from collection such as pharmaceutical lids and non-rigid lids such as yogurt lids, and tub lids (e.g. margarine, cottage cheese). If you want to learn more about how Aveda is greening their runways for fashion models, designers and stylists...check here.


Image Source: Aveda.com and ntr23

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