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To ensure your beauty empties don’t end up in landfill, we’ve partnered with TerraCycle, the global leaders in recycling the unrecyclable. Rather than throwing away your already-loved bottles, pots, tubes, and palettes, TerraCycle’s recycling program lets us send back your beauty waste, ready to be sorted, processed, and transformed into something new (and just as beautiful). Next time you hit pan or have squeezed as much as you can out of your favourite beauty, give your local MECCA a visit and pop your clean empties into a labelled bin, or pass them on to a team member at the registers—we’ll take care of the rest. For a full list of what can and can’t be recycled, see below.
In ALL Mecca doors across Australia and NZ from April 27th, 2021
Head to the register to find a friendly MECCA Team Host and they will take
your empties (in a safe and hygienic way)
Any brand of cosmetic, hair care or skin care packaging such as:
Note – the above must be empty or almost empty. TerraCycle will not
accept any returns that still have product in them.
Everything collected is sent to TerraCycle to be sorted and processed into
raw materials that can be reused instead of being sent to landfill. Read
below to learn how different types of materials are recycled.
PLASTICS: Plastics are separated by number, melted down, and turned into
pellets that can be moulded and extruded to produce new products.
METALS: Metals are separated by type and smelted into ingots for reuse.
GLASS: Glass is cleaned and sorted by colour for processing. It is then
crushed and melted to be used in new glass products.