Apr 21, 2017

4 Ways to Make Bathroom Recycling Fun


The more you know about what’s recyclable, the easier it is to incorporate it into your daily routine. So, this Earth Day — and every day — care for the planet the way you care for your family by following these five simple and creative ways to recycle and reuse your empty bathroom products.


Most of us are used to recycling at home, but in the bathroom? Not so much. However, your bathroom is home to a number of recyclable products, from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to bandage and tissue boxes.

(BPT) - With families as busy as they are, it’s no wonder bathroom recycling is far from top of mind. A recent survey done on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. found 60 percent of moms wish they remembered to recycle more.

1. Make your own recycling bin.

Sixty percent of moms report they would be more likely to recycle bathroom products if they had a recycling bin in the room. With a handy bin nearby, you’ll never have to think twice about recycling in the bathroom.

A majority of moms (75 percent) also believe that showing their kids how to place recyclable products in the appropriate bin is a teachable moment — but there’s no reason why teachable moments can’t be décor-friendly! There are plenty of quick and easy DIY hacks, from using a wicker basket to decorating a plain trash bin with wrapping paper.



2. Involve your kids and reward them.

Seventy-four percent of moms agree that involving their kids in their to-do lists helps them get more done, and 61 percent would be more likely to recycle if their kids helped out. You can start by creating a recycling chart that rewards kids with fun, earth-friendly prizes like camping or picnics when they remember to recycle in the bathroom.



3. Get crafty.

If items can’t be recycled, instead of tossing them, remake them into something special. The Care To Recycle Pinterest page has fun and beautiful upcycling projects, such as creating luminaries out of moisturizer jars, vases out of makeup remover bottles, and much more!




4. Create cheerful reminders.

Two out of three moms admit to taking on too much during the day, and 80 percent report that forgetting tasks is a normal part of being a busy parent. Try leaving a framed note on your bathroom counter, or task your kids with writing a creative poem to help remind you (and your family and guests) to recycle every day!




By following this routine, you’ll be well on your way to making bathroom recycling part of your family’s daily routine — and helping to raise the next generation of recyclers, whether it’s Earth Day or any day.

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