Care To Recycle: Our Babies Will Inherit The Planet {Sponsored}

The ever-changing conditions of our environment and the continuous depletion of our natural resources is of serious concern.  Like Johnson & Johnson and parents everywhere, I want a better tomorrow for our children and future generations.

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A recent study commissioned by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies suggests that the promise of a better tomorrow, requires a collective recycling effort in the smallest room in our homes: the bathroom.  According to the study, 7 out of 10 Americans reported to always or almost always recycling.  However, only 1 in 5 Americans reported that they consistently recycled products in their bathrooms.  Although many of us remember to recycle in our kitchens, a large percentage of consumers simply forget to think about recycling in the bathroom, or are unaware that most commonly used bathroom products can be recycled. Imagine the environmental impact?  Each year, Americans throw away enough 15-oz shampoo bottles to fill 1,164 football fields – equivalent to more than 18,000 tons of plastic ending up in landfills.  The data is truly eye-opening.

Since The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies produces products commonly found in the bathroom, they are aiming to change the current bathroom-recycling trajectory with the recent creation of their CARE TO RECYCLE program.  Johnson & Johnson has partnered with several recycling organizations for this initiative, including Recyclebank, Keep America Beautiful, Earth 911, Net Impact’s Small Steps, and Big Wins.

I find it  promising to know that we can collectively help to undo the damage that has been created. The CARE TO RECYCLE Tumbler page clearly codifies what exact products can be recycled.  For me, that means removing the pumps from my product bottles before recycling, and tossing the containers from my one-a-day contacts into the recycling bin every single day.  If we take the commitment to recycle in the bathroom seriously, we can effectively reduce waste, pollution and the cost involved in disposing waste into landfills and incinerators.

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What can you do?

  • Visit the CARE TO RECYCLE™ Tumbler page to help identify what bathroom items can be recycled?  I learned to remove pumps from products before recycling.
  •  Implement an easy system that works:  Perhaps that means adding an additional waste basket to an upstairs bathroom, specifically designated for recyclable products.  When it’s full, commit to bringing it downstairs to the central recycling bin.  This extra set requires minimal effort.
  •  Get Kids Involved:  By teaching our kids the importance of recycling and leading by example, we are building the foundation for the next generation of caretakers of our planet.  In my home, we keep a big Tonka Truck in the kitchen by the recycling bin.  The kids steer it to their art table and various parts of the home to collect household items to recycle.  Like many habits,  if our children are accustomed to recycling at a young age, they are more inclined to continue the practice as adults.
  •  Share the CARE TO RECYCLE Tumbler page and below video: If we encourage others to become aware of the importance of recycling in our smallest rooms, our conscientious individual efforts, albeit small, will add up to something significant.


This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson via MomTrends.  Image 1 and video are via the CARE TO RECYCLE™ Tumbler page.  As always, the opinions expressed herein are solely my own.