The best way to make a difference is to get empowered and learn what
you can do to reduce your individual footprint.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Your Essential Oil Bottles
We talk about the impacts of waste now more than ever. We know the importance of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And you do your part: your bills are paperless, your water bottles reusable and your drink cans are crushed. You’ve even found dozens of creative ways to reuse empty essential oil bottles! Yet many items that are universally recyclable almost always end up in the trash. As stewards of the earth, it’s each of our duty to sustainably manage our impact. So, let’s start with an action – small steps that we can take day-to-day: let’s get serious about recycling!
Why is recycling important anyway?
Recycling preserves resources and reduces the growth of landfills, protecting our communities today and for future generations.
Canadians consume 4.6 million metric tonnes of plastic each year. And the average person living in North America individually consumes 220 pounds of plastic each year! Let’s put that into perspective:
1 pound of plastic = approximately 50 empty water bottles
220 pounds of plastic × 50 water bottles per pound = 1,100 bottles
That’s a lot of plastic! It makes sense that at this very moment there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans. But plastic
isn’t the only problem. Everyday items like metal food and drink cans, office paper, newspaper and cardboard are almost always universally recyclable – yet often end up in landfills instead.
Some things to keep in mind
Bottles should be rinsed, with lids, caps, and plastic droppers removed.
Labels do not need to be removed.
The glass will be recycled and reused locally in Montreal.
Thank you for helping us get closer to our go-green goals!