about our partnership

Who is TerraCycle®? More than just a recycling company.
If you haven’t heard of this highly awarded recycling company yet, we’re pretty confident you will. That’s because their mission doesn’t stop at recycling. They’re out to Eliminate the Idea of Waste®.

Founded in 2001, TerraCycle® has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world, specializing in making new products out of used products. You buy it and recycle it. They’ll turn it into a new product with a new purpose.

The formula is simple, but the benefit is pretty amazing.

A comprehensive solution to waste.
Working with TerraCycle®, Garnier is the first to provide a comprehensive solution to personal care and beauty packaging waste anywhere in the world.

No small feat considering that personal care and beauty products account for 1/3 of all landfill waste. Together, we’re collecting millions of pieces of waste globally for the purposes of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.

How It Works

beauty brigade

Working together to make a difference.
We’re sponsoring a worldwide Personal Care and Beauty Brigade® to collect and recycle packaging with TerraCycle®.

All kinds of personal care and beauty waste that would otherwise end up in our trash will be recycled or reused. You can join a Personal Care and Beauty Brigade right now. It’s pretty easy.

Just look for the TerraCycle® logo on Garnier packaging. When it’s time to throw it out, send it to us.

The best part? For every unit of waste we collect from you, Garnier will contribute two cents to the charity of the your choice.

Get Involved  

recycling tips & tricks

Not all recyclable symbols are created equal.
You may be used to seeing the iconic recycling symbol by now, but not every one means the same thing. Here’s how to recognize what goes where.

How recyclable is it?

Pet Safe

Soda bottles, oven ready meal trays

HDPE (Safe)

Milk bottles, cleaning liquids

PVC (Avoid)

Food trays, cling film bottled water*

LDPE (Safe)

Carrier bags, bin liners

PP (Safe)

Margarine tubs, microwaveable meals

PS (Avoid)

Foam trays/cartons, vending cups, plastic cutlery/wrapping

Others (Avoid)

Any other plastics not seen here

*Garnier haircolor kits contain PVC free, easy-fit gloves

Look for a number from 1-7 in the center of the symbol. That number designates different types of plastic, and how recyclable it is. The numbers "1" and "2" are for the most environmentally friendly packages.

Are your personal products recyclable?
“PCR”, or Post-Consumer Recycled material, is basically material that, once it has served it’s intended purpose, gets reused as a different product. For example, our Garnier® Fructis® Pure Clean line is made with 50% post-consumer recycled PET plastic.

We think that’s pretty cool, and very good for the environment. Which personal care products can you recycle? Products that can’t be recycled include mascara, lipstick, and hair gel.

What's safe to recycle?

Shampoo / Conditioner

Recycle bottles, not caps

Deodorant

Recycle bottles, not spray cans

Face Wash

Recycle some bottles, not tubes

Nail polish

Recycle empty glass bottles, not caps

Shaving Cream

Recycle bottles/cans, not tubes

Hairspray

Recycle cans