Starting March 29, more than 450 Origins retail stores and department store counters across the country will have recycling receptacles for your empties. Once collected, those empties will “be recycled, when possible, or responsibly converted to energy,” according to Origins.
Any brand’s empties will be accepted — a smart move, especially since Origins is owned by Estee Lauder, which owns many more less green beauty brands that WON’T be participating in this recycling program — so you don’t even need to be an Origins customer to recycle your compact. Origins will try to convert you into a customer though, with a free sample of A Perfect World Skin Cream or other Origins product.
And if you attend one of the Return to Origins kickoff events on Thurs., April 2, you can even get a free pampering beauty treatment! The first 250 New Yorkers to get to the GM Plaza (5th Ave and 58th St.) for the event happening 10 am - 11 am will get a free body treatment. In Los Angeles, all attendees who make it to 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, for the event happening 10 am - 10:30 am will get a free hand and arm massage.
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