Yes, you can now recycle your Face Halos and here’s how
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No excuse for single use. Here's how you can recycle your Face Halo.
We already knew that Face Halo is one of the most eco-friendly ways to care for your skin. Each Face Halo replaces around 500 makeup wipes. And since makeup wipes take hundreds of years to degrade and are one of the most common forms of pollution and rubbish found on beaches, anything that acts as a wipe-substitute can only be a good thing.
But now, Face Halo is an even more eco-friendly option. Not only do these makeup removing pads offer an alternative to single-use wipes, but you can now recycle them when you're done using them.
The brand has announced its new Upcycling Programme in Australia. Face Halo lovers are now able to return their old and used Face Halos to be recycled instead of tossing them in the bin.
So, what's going to happen to your old Face Halos? Well, the brand plans to upcycle the pads in various ways starting in the motor vehicle industry (seat cushioning) and commercial transit (hard-wearing seat coverings). Not only does this prevent anything new being added to landfill but it also reduces the carbon contribution from new materials that would ordinarily have to be manufactured.
Now the big question, how exactly do we get our Face Halos recycled?
When you're done with your old products, wash and dry them. Making sure they're dry is important. Face Halo can't recycle wet products. If you're in Australia, you then pop them in a post bag and send to this address:
Face Halo Pty Ltd
PO BOX 897
Applecross 6513 WA
If you're outside of Australia, you can visit the Face Halo website to find the address of where to send yours.
With sustainable, conscious beauty now at the forefront of the industry, Face Halo is certainly a leader and sets a benchmark in this space. In the past 12 months alone, Face Halo's makeup remover pad has replaced more than 370 million disposable makeup wipes that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
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"We are thrilled to be offering an Upcycling Programme, sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Face Halo and this program is a really important step for us. We are always pushing the boundaries through innovation, with a vision to eventually close the manufacturing loop," says Lizzy Pike, Face Halo Founder.
In just two years, Face Halo's success has garnered the brand cult status, in addition to earning a swag of awards. Face Halo is now available in more than 3,000 retail stores globally. You can shop your Face Halos at Priceline, Myer, Adore Beauty and Net-a-Porter.