No matter how much we try to push plastic from our lives, there are always lingering offenders. For us, many of them are cosmetic- and food-related containers (moisturizer and ketchup come to mind), and plastic caps are not accepted in many city recycling programs (though most single-stream programs do accept plastic lids). What to do?
If you're not able to recycle plastic lids in your household, find out if schools in your area are participating in Aveda's new(ish) recycling campaign.
Recycle Caps With Aveda is a program that accepts rigid lids (from the likes of shampoo, mayonnaise, and more). If there's not a school in your area that is involved, encourage them to sign up. You'll be improving the community and recycling even more in one fell swoop.
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