Recycle with TerraCycle
When we first started Fairlings, we were concerned about the packaging that all of the amazing products that we wanted to stock were in. We are yet to complete the picture but this solution is the next best thing! Nothing is perfect and we have become okay with that. We do our bit for mother nature and we hope you do to!
Did you know that the amount of packaging options that a certified organic product has to a conventional is much smaller? For instance, for every brand that you see in the supermarkets can pick from 30 different type of packaging for a product, certified organic is only allowed to pick from around 3-5 of those. This reduces the types of plastics and chemicals that are being used in these types of products to make it safer for you and the environment.
Did you know that an average Australian still produces 1.5 tonnes of waste in a year!? Much of this household waste is avoidable by recycling it properly. This is why we have decided to share with you TerraCycle.
What is TerraCycle?
TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste. For everything that you purchase at Fairlings, you can recycle through TerraCycle. So, rather then getting you to send the packaging back to us, like most other businesses, we have decided to cut out the middle man (and the carbon footprint of this postage) and share with you the easy steps of sending it directly to them free of charge!
Easy Steps to Get Started!
Step 1. Start placing all of the packaging from products like tooth mousse tubes, lotion dispensers, make up containers etc into a box. Give them a good rinse first and make sure they are dry before placing them in the box. Australia Post will not accept any leaking parcels. Here are some useful packing tips!
Step 2. Once the box is full, pop over to www.terracycle.com.au and create an account.
Step 3. You will receive an email from Terracycle with information. Head over to your Profile on their website and get started! You will see multiple Programs available, the one best suitable for our products would be Beauty Products Recycling Program, click to join it.
Step 4. Download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.
And that's it! You can also see all the other programs that they offer and in which ways you can recycle.
Why should I send my waste to Terracycle?
By sending waste to TerraCycle you will avoid it ending up as litter, in a landfill or incineration facility. Instead, new materials and products will be made with your collected waste, reducing the need to extract new materials from the planet. This avoided impact is not small; for an average product over 90% of the environmental impact comes from extracting and refining the raw materials from which it is made.
They turn a lot the waste they collect into plastic pellets that can be molded into a variety of new products, like benches, watering cans, picnic tables, and even playgrounds. TerraCycle’s R&D Team has found recycling solutions for almost every form of waste. Learn more about their close-loop solutions here. Happy recycling!