Upcoming Empties Posts!

Hello everyone!  In the last couple of months I have been hearing and learning more about the celebrated empties posts, and I have decided that this year, I will be doing a monthly post with all the products I finished in order to motivate me to use the amazing goodies I already have, buy less, and become more aware of the amount of waste I generate.  I want to keep myself accountable, and I want to share my thoughts on everything I use -- even the smallest sachets.

So in the upcoming months, I will do my best to save my empty bottles and other packaging so I can post about what I have tried, loved, and will avoid in the future.  The problem is, I am pretty slow using up certain types of products -- face products seem to take me the longest (oils, moisturizers, eye creams..), followed by general lotions and potions.  Some months I may only have one or two items that have been finished off, but I am hoping this will help teach me how many items I should actually be buying, and what packaging can be recycled.  This can be a learning experience for all of us!

I was shocked to learn that the average household in the UK uses around 480 plastic bottles a year, and nearly 50% of them go un-recycled.  And these figures don't include cardboard boxes that the plastic wrapped products come in.  Why so much waste?  Because many people don't realize that personal care product packaging can go into the recycling bin alongside the empty milk containers and old jam jars.  I myself am guilty of tossing the hand soap dispenser directly into the bin when it is done -- but not anymore!  2018 is a year of betterment for me, and I will be doing my absolute best to limit the amount of waste I am responsible for.

With that in mind, I have been saving up my empties since the end of October with the intention of kicking off the year with some 2017 tried and true products, as well as my will never purchase again items.  It was a wake-up to how much I have used in the final few months of the year, as well as how many bottles and boxes I could recycle (and how many I had to put in the landfill bin :( ).

I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to properly starting my empties journey with you!

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1 comment

  1. I recycle everything I can from household stuff, peelings (at the allotment) and beauty packaging. This year for the first time I'm saving £1 in a pot for every full size product I use up and 50p for trial sizes and sachets.


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