Monday, July 2, 2012

Garnier Greener Tour

Blogger Phyrra hosted Garnier's Greener Tour in Brandon FL this past Saturday. The event was to help spread the word about waste and recycling. Garnier has partnered with Terracycle to create a Beauty Brigade to spread the word on our beauty waste and to get us all to recycle our empty beauty care bottles and containers. I learned that 1/3 of the waste in our landfills is beauty product containers! 1/3!!! I know we are beauty obsessed, myself included, but wow!

Garnier Greener Tour

It was a great time. I got to see Phyrra and a few of my other favorite FL Beauty Bloggers and I learned a little more about recycling and Terracycle and what they do.

Posing with Phyrra, Loving her hair!
Sadly I hate to admit, I don't recycle my beauty containers. We have recycle bins in our garage and we try to recycle our trash. We do a lot, but also could do a lot better. I made an effort a few years ago to be better with this and I was doing an amazing job, but then slowly some old habits creeped back in. But as for my beauty products, I just always threw the empty containers in the trash because I don't have recycle bins in my bathroom and just never even thought to put it aside and take it downstairs with me. On a daily basis or almost daily basis, I use saline solution, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and other hair care products, moisturizer, makeup, lip products, lotion, body sprays and the list goes on. I am one of those people that will use the entire product before going out and getting another on most of these products. With three teenage daughters doing more or less the same thing as me, we are contributing to a lot of that waste in our landfills. I wanted to cringe, why didn't I think of this before? It seems so obvious that these are recyclable containers!

Some Garnier products on display

Well Garnier and Terracycle are hoping we all open our eyes and see where we are contributing to the waste and help us make a difference. You can go to Garnier's or Terracycle's web pages to learn more and join the Beauty Brigade. You can send your empty containers to Terracycle where they will use your waste to create new goods and you earn points that can be used towards a charity of your choice. I joined and now I put a small bag under my sink where I will put my recyclable beauty containers to regularly send to Terracycle for recycling/upcycling.

Beauty Blogger Libby's Pink Vanity getting her hair done while bloggers OnceBitten and Phyrra look on


If you would like to learn more, I encourage you to check out Garnier's and Terracycle's website. You can also check and see if there is an upcoming Garnier Greener Tour heading to a city near you on EventBrite's website.

Coco recycling a beauty container

Incidentally while linking all the sites to this post I noticed that Phyrra has her swatches of Coco's Untamed Collection up on her blog today! If you want to see more swatches, go check it out!

I had to wear Coco's Deal With It as it's a perfect match for Garnier's products. Here I am showing off one of my favorite Garnier products, their BB Cream. 

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to make it! I had a really great time with everyone there.

    Have you done a review on the BB Cream yet?

    Also, Deal With It looks awesome on you ;)

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  2. I am a big Garnier fan, love and use the BB cream, the hair dye, shampoo almost everything :)

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  3. I'm really loving Deal With It, super pretty green and mattches Garnier pretty well ;)

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