The Care to Recycle Campaign {do you recycle bathroom products?}

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Did you know that each year Americans throw away enough 15-oz. shampoo bottles to fill 1,164 football fields!?!?—that’s more than 18,000 tons of plastic ending up in landfills. Johnson & Johnson has launched a new campaign, Care to Recycle to bring awareness to bathroom recycling and the impact we could all have on our planet just by recycling bathroom products.

I have to be honest. Recycling those small containers in the bathroom has not been a priority to me. #1 they seem so small and #2 well my bathroom isn't exactly close to the recycling bin. But it really is a simple way to prevent literally tons of plastic from littering our earth. Here are a few facts on bathroom recycling I found interesting....

factsrecycle From J&J "Why not create a gentle reminder that just might lead to more recycling of items used in the bathroom, which in turn would prevent valuable materials from entering landfills, unnecessarily. CARE TO RECYCLE™ is that gentle reminder. Soon, you’ll be seeing it on our packaging. And when you come to our CARE TO RECYCLE™ website, you’ll find tips and tools to help you be a better recycler. You’ll also find our CARE TO RECYCLE™ video, that you can share with your friends and family to help spread the word about recycling in the bathroom. It may be a small act, in a small room but when we combine our acts of care, we can have a big impact, in a big world. Together, we can help create a healthy planet for our babies today, and for generations to come.

babiesinheritplanetSo tell me... Do you recycle?? How about recycling products that you use in the bathroom? I would love to hear! 

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Ruth Schwenk

Ruth Schwenk is the creator of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and two forthcoming books with Zondervan. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time local church ministry for over fifteen years.