How to recycle your beauty today!
Together we can eliminate the Idea of Waste by recycling our "non-recyclable" beauty containers. All you have to do is look for our beauty recycling bins in our studios and place your clean empty containers in the big green box.
*We currently offer our FREE RECYCLING program in physical retail locations only.
WE CAN ACCEPT Products for Hair, Body and Face: Glass, plastic, metal, wood, bottles, pumps, containers, packaging and caps
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Aerosol or pressurized canisters, Bio-hazardous waste or any contents of packaging such as toxic nail-polish, remaining lotion, potion, powder, liquid or ointments, and broken glass
What to do before dropping your containers:
Protect the recycling process and don't render an entire bin to the landfill.
1. Remove all contents from in the container
2. Properly dispose of ingredients, if they are not a Portia Ella product check the ingredients because a majority of mainstream brands have known hazardous ingredients and they bio accumulate in our waterways and environment ultimately affecting us all for years.
Major Watch List: 1,4-dioxane, Acrylates (ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, and methyl methacrylate), benzophenone, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Carbon black, Coal tar, Diethanolamine (DEA), Ethoxylation, formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, fragrance, Homosalate, hydroquinone, lead, arsenic, mercury, Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT), Isopropyl acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, and n-methyl-pyrrolidone, Insoluble nanoparticles, Nitrosamines including diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA), octinoxate, Parabens, PABA and PABA derivatives, Petrolatum, or petroleum jelly, Phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, polyperfluoromethylisopropyl ether, polytetrafluoroethylene, DEA-C8-18 perfluoroalkylethyl phosphate, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, phthalates, Quaternium-15, Styrene acrylates copolymer, Resorcinol, retinyl palmitate and all-trans retinoic acid (tretinoin), titanium dioxide, toluene,Triclosan
3. Wash container thoroughly as possible and dry. A little water is ok just don't dump a soaking wet containers into the bin
Tip to help shape the beauty industry we want!
Stop buying products with polluting packaging and ingredients. As consumers, our most powerful tool to impart change is our dollar. If companies do not have any incentive to find greener alternatives to plastic materials and safer ingredients quicker, they will continue to use the cheaper ingredients and packaging.
Our small actions lead to big impacts. It's time to UNITE for a cleaner and safer future.