We picked up this shampoo and conditioner at Boots when we were in Thailand a few weeks ago. The hair products were fine, but what we really liked was this packaging. The "bottles" are made of that same shiny, coated material that you get product samples in...but instead of tiny single use packets, it is full size product packaging. Add a tiny plastic screwtop and you are all set. Lightweight, modern looking and we thought it seemed greener...less to recycle, right? Now we're not so sure.
We bought the smaller size pictured above, but the products were available in regular, large format, at-home size packages designed exactly the same way (at right). It seemed like such a good idea, but after a little research, we aren't sure if this coated (foil?) material is recyclable at all? Is it? Has anyone even seen this type of packaging in large sizes in the states? We're keeping our fingers crossed that a brainy reader will give us the scoop.