Introducing: Small things with a big impact
Burt's Bees considers sustainability throughout the life of their products, including thinking of how people dispose of them. Burt's Bees lip balm tubes and many other product packages are made of polypropylene, or #5 plastic which is not accepted in many municipal recycling programs. Even when it is accepted, the packages are so small that they can literally fall through the cracks of large automated recycling facilities. Burt's Bees joined Preserve Gimme 5 to offer a solution.
Which Burt's Bees items can go in the Gimme 5 bin for recycling?
We accept clean Burt's Bees lip balm, tinted lip balm and lip shimmer tubes along with Burt's Bees Face Care airless pump packages and all plastic caps.
In 2013 we will collect over 250,000 lbs. of plastic in our retail collection program. That is the equivalent of the amount of plastic in 20.4 million lip balm tubes. Since Burt's Bees joined the program, we have collected the equivalent of 39 million tubes. Together we're making a big difference but we have a long way to go. Recycling your lip balm packages probably isn’t a regular habit but give it a try and perhaps collect them from friends and family. Every small step makes a difference!
About Burt's Bees
Burt's Bees has been offering Earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for nearly 30 years. From a beekeeper's back yard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt's Bees knows natural health and beauty care solutions from head-to-toe. The brand creates products for total skin health that keep The Greater GoodTM top of mind. With sustainability in their bottom line, Burt's Bees seeks environmentally responsible packaging with end-of-life disposal in mind.