but on this very special day, we took it upon ourselves to share how to recycle our product packaging!
Our recycling guide is following the U.S. guidelines. Every country has their own recycling standards and we suggest following your local guidelines to recycle properly!
Difference between Plastic #1 and #2
The terms “plastic 1” and “plastic 2” refer to the plastic container’s resin identification code. “The ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System, often abbreviated RIC, is a set of symbols appearing on plastic products that identify the plastic resin out of which the product is made.” (source: Wikipedia from ASTM International)
Plastic #1 -- PET or PETE
- Name: Polyethylene Terephthalate
- Frequently used in water and beverage bottles, food jars and containers, and salad dressing bottles (all recyclable if clean).
- Usually clear in color and not intended for multiple uses.
Plastic #2 -- HDPE
- Name: High-density Polyethylene
- Like it’s name, this type of plastic is stiff and very durable. It makes milk jugs, oil bottles, toys, and flexible pipes, etc.
- Considered to be one of the safest forms of plastic and can be reused without harm.
We have different types of components making up each product and recommend taking the product apart as good practice even if the components are within the same category (i.e.: plastic, metal, paper, etc)!
Plastic Tubes: CCC Cream & Multi Cream
1) Squeeze out any excess product from the tubes.
2) Cut the top of the tube and clean the inside with hot water and dish soap.