You recycle paper, glass, and even plastic bottles, but what do you do with their pesky caps? Unfortunately the answer for millions of Americans is throw them away. But, they do not have to.
Aveda has a program for recycling plastic bottle caps. Recycle Caps With Aveda is a campaign that collects caps to be repurposed into new packaging. The program accepts caps that are rigid polypropylene plastic - #5. Not sure what that is? It includes hard plastic caps that twist on a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, and milk. As well as flip-top caps on tubes and food product bottles like ketchup and mayonnaise, laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter.
Have an Aveda store near you? Not sure? Click here to find out. Once you have located an Aveda near you, call to confirm they participate in the Recycle Caps With Aveda program. If they do, start saving those pesky plastic caps and simply turn them in. If not, you can mail them directly to:
AVEDA CAP PROGRAM
ATTN: CESAR SOTO
475 WEST APRA STREET
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220
Even better yet, you can get your or your child's school to act as a collection point. Once completing the enrollment form, Aveda will partner with your school providing shipping labels for your school's cap-filled containers. The school just needs to call UPS when a container is ready to be shipped. For more information on enrollment email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-AVEDA09.
No Aveda near you? Well, you could always turn your plastic caps into refrigerator magnets.