Collect with small TerraCycle Pouches
Recycle cosmetics packaging by using our small TerraCycle Pouch. Make sure to check off the “Cosmetics packaging” checkbox on the front of the TerraCycle Pouch. When the TerraCycle Pouch is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the TerraCycle Pouch on your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.Buy small TerraCycle Pouches
How we recycle
When we receive your TerraCycle Pouch, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.
Materials are separated into categories (metals, glass, and plastic) based on processing requirements.
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Each TerraCycle Pouch is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.
The materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Glass is removed by density through vibratory screening and used in aggregate-based products such as construction block and tile.
The remaining plastics are size-reduced through shredding and cleaned in temperature-regulated water baths with agitation and surfactants to remove residual product or other contaminants. The clean plastics are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.