Origins Singapore Recyling Program

October 29, 2013
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Origins Cosmetic Empties Recycling Bin

If you’d like to give your beauty empties some purpose, here’s one way to do it: Put them in the Origins recycling bin.

I’ve written about this before but since there are queries and comments every time I mention it on Instagram, I thought I’d do it again. :)

Cosmetic Skincare Empties for Recyling

They pretty much accept all types of makeup packaging (I’ve put in expired/old lipstick tubes, gloss wands and blush cases) and skincare containers (glass or plastic bottles and jars), as well as bath and body empties. The company forwards them to a central location where they will receive a new lease of life as other useful items or are utilised for energy recovery.

I periodically bring bags of receptacles to Origins and received 2 sample sachets the last time I was there – the BA told me they sometimes give these out as thanks.

I’m not sure if all the Origins counters here offer this service but I always put my empties in the bin at Isetan Scotts. A better alternative to trashing them, for sure!


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4 Responses to Origins Singapore Recyling Program

  1. October 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’m saving up all the empties lately, now it’s more like finding time to head down to isetan. =) It’s really a nice idea. I don’t feel so wasteful and environmentally unfriendly.

    • makeupmag
      December 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Hey Chris,

      I just threw in a bag of empties there. Felt great. :D

  2. Mandy
    October 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    The Body Shop has a similar recycling programme but does not give out samples for sure haha.

    • makeupmag
      December 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Mandy,

      They’re very particular about washing out and drying the containers, though!

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