It's never been more important to do everything we can to protect the environment. We know it can feel overwhelming — between Garbage Island in the news, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the weather changes negatively impacting people all over the globe — but the last thing any of us want to do is sit back and watch. Luckily, taking small steps can impart big change, starting with how you recycle your beauty products. (It's so easy, but more on that later.)
There are a handful of beauty brands dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment, whether that's by turning trash into packaging or by donating to environmental non-profits. And these brands are making it a lot easier for us to lend a hand, too. Believe it or not, a lot of companies will recycle your old product containers for you, all you have to do is bring your containers to the store. What's more, some shops will even reward you with free products for your efforts.