Recycling is far from a perfect solution—instead, it’s one that requires water, energy, and prevents plastic from ending up in landfills temporarily, as plastic can only be recycled 2–3 times at most.
This is why at Grove we’re setting a goal to be plastic free by 2025 because only 9% of plastic gets recycled, no matter how much you put in your recycling bin. Moving into reusable, refillable, and truly recyclable materials and packaging (that have a much longer life span) is the only path forward for the products we offer. Because clean hair shouldn’t require packaging that lasts 500 years, right?
Read on to learn more about how to recycle different types of packaging from plastic to glass to aluminum and paper so that your efforts actually make a difference.
Want to know 11 things you definitely can’t recycle? Read our guide on products you shouldn’t throw in the recycling bin.