Saks has launched its Saks Beauty Recycling Program in partnership with TerraCycle to give empty beauty containers a second life through Saks.com and at Saks Fifth Avenue stores across the United States.
Customers can mail in their eligible empty beauty containers by using prepaid shipping labels that are downloadable via Saks.com. Customers can also drop off eligible empty containers in a designated collection bin at their local Saks Fifth Avenue store.
The program accepts empty hair care, skin care and cosmetic packaging from all brands, as well as from other retailers. For the full list of accepted items, visit Saks.com/beautyrecycling.
All collected waste is then sorted by category based on composition, such as plastics and metals, and consolidated and sent for processing to become new raw resources that are transformed into new products, like furniture and gardening equipment.
Kate Oldham, SVP, Beauty at Saks, said, "Through the Saks Beauty Recycling program, we are providing customers with a convenient solution for recycling a wide variety of empty beauty packaging from all brands. We are proud to introduce this program to our platform as an extension of the Saks shopping experience and a way to empower our customers to embrace more sustainable practices."
Cara Chacon, SVP, ESG, Saks, added, "At Saks, we recognize that our day-to-day decisions can have a significant impact on our environment. With our partnership with TerraCycle, we hope to inspire our customers to join us in these initial efforts to reduce waste caused by difficult-to-recycle packaging and keep otherwise non-recyclable plastic packaging out of landfills."
Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, said, "With the launch of this sustainable initiative, Saks is encouraging their customers to reduce waste by providing them with two unique opportunities to responsibly recycle their hair care, skin care and cosmetic packaging. The innovative collaboration between Saks and TerraCycle allows consumers to seamlessly divert traditionally non-recyclable beauty waste from landfills."