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What do I do with old cosmetics?

February 17, 2009

If you are having a clean out and find some half used and no longer appealing creams and lotions, DON’T go to the nearest sink or toilet and flush them.  Cosmetics, personal care products and medicines are bad news in land fill. The packaging breaks down over time leaving the contents of your old containers to leach into soil and waterways.  This is a major source of pollution, damaging fish and plant life.

Instead take your emptied to your nearest hazardous waste site or with medicines, your local pharmacy.  The web site links below may help you to do your bit for nature!

US Environmental Protection Agency

WSN Environmental Solutions, Australia

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2009 5:01 am

    Great blog and hope to have some time soon to come back and read more!

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      February 18, 2009 7:54 am

      Hi Emma,
      Thanks for the comment. I am glad that you like it! You can always sign up to the newsletter to get the inside scoop – go to the “join now” page!

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