First we collect cosmetic and beauty products from retail and residential locations.
Then we sort the collected products into their various material types, like plastic, glass and cardboard
Once the containers have been sorted, we remove any remaining product.
Then we transport the securely stored materials to licensed hazardous waste facilities.
With the hazardous waste safely disposed of away from our landfills, the containers are cleaned thoroughly
The thoroughly cleaned containers are then shipped to certified recycling facilities.
Why do we do it?
Because beauty products account for almost 1/3 of all landfill waste.
As described by the David Suzuki Foundation as the “Dirty Dozen” – a survey of chemicals commonly found in cosmetics concluded that many of the ingredients found in the beauty products consumers enjoy – are from pretty.
US researchers report that 1 in 8 of the 82,000 possible ingredients found in personal care products rate as industrial chemicals.
In a recent survey asking Canadians to share their most commonly used cosmetic products, it was discovered that 80 percent of the products listed contained at least one of these toxic chemicals.
The plastic used for packaging beauty products is largely non bio-degradable, taking hundreds of years to break down, and if sent to landfills untreated, results in the distribution of chemicals back into the ecosystem.
Protecting our environment requires a collective commitment, and Hedgehog Recycle works closely with hair salons, spas, residential properties and retailers.
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