If you’re finishing up any of your beauty products, don’t throw them out yet. Be it a shampoo, face cleanser or even a hand wash, recycle used beauty containers with L’Occitane.

The French beauty brand is making it a lot easier for us with their new recycling programme, called Big Little Things.

And the best part is they will accept empty beauty containers from any brand and they’ll recycle it for you.

Here’s what you have to do. Bring your containers to the L’Occitane outlet at Ion Orchard, Plaza Singapura or Vivocity starting from April 1, 2020. What’s more, they will even reward you with complimentary L’Occitane products for your efforts.

What can you recycle?

You can recycle full-sized beauty empties from any beauty brand. These can be shower products, hand washes, face care products, shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair masks, non-aerosol sprays, body and hand lotions, deodorant sticks, fragrances, and candles. This excludes sheet masks.

You can bring travel-sized empty beauty containers for recycling, but they do not count towards the redemption of treats.

Used Beauty Containers Not Accepted

Due to mirrors in palettes and certain pigments in the formulas, makeup items are not recyclable.

Other non-recyclable items include hair styling products, toothpaste, mouth wash, feminine wash, nail polishes and removers, eye lotions, eye drops, hand sanitiser as well as any beauty product in an aerosol can.

Prepping your empties  

Wash your used beauty containers and dry them before dropping them off at the store. The staff will check if they are properly cleaned before accepting them.  

You get a stamp for every full-sized empty beauty container accepted. With every 10 stamps collected, you can redeem a L’Occitane beauty product, such as a 35 ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel or a 5ml Immortelle Reset. 

Text: Sinead Lee/Her World