TIP 1: CHECK THE EXPIRY DATES On the back of products you’ll see a tiny skincare tub with a number then a big M next to it, this represents a shelf life duration. If it reads 6M for example this means once you’ve opened a product you have six months to use it. Personally I find the best way to keep track of these is using a marker to write the opened month and year on the product.
TIP 2: DEAL WITH THE EMPTIES Once it’s empty then it is time to find the right end solution for your product. First up, many brands are starting take back programs for their own products. Better yet, if you’ve made a refillable beauty purchase opt for that! Here are a couple of things to consider before placing a beauty product into your kerbside recycling bin. 1. Is it bigger than 150ml? 2. Is it made from just one material? 3. Is it empty?