As part of Origins’ ongoing initiative to protect the environment, the skin care company will take your empty cosmetic packaging – everything from bottles, tubes, jars, deodorant sticks and compacts regardless of the brand – to be recycled, when possible, or responsibly converted to energy. As a thank you for supporting the Return to Origins Recycling Program, the company will gift you with free Origins samples.

While the program goes year-round, Earth Day is the perfect time to take advantage of this first-of-its-kind nationwide cosmetic recycling initiative. Since the program’s launch in 2009, Origins has recycled more than 17,000 pounds of cosmetic packaging.

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