We all want to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills, and it seems an uphill battle sometimes with the amount of packaging some manufacturers use. However, you can often find uses for your old packaging and repurpose these items into something useful. If you want to lead a greener lifestyle, below are some ways you can repurpose and upcycle the packaging from your beauty products and save them from going to the landfill.
Travel Size Cosmetics
When you have small cosmetic tube packaging, you can repurpose this and use them as travel size containers for your cosmetics that you can put in your hand luggage. You will only be able to put anything under 100ml in your hand luggage, and anything more significant will need to go in your suitcase. However, you can also use these when going away for the weekend and you are not flying. They are the perfect size to contain everything you need when going away for a few days.
Repurpose Empty Perfume Bottles
You can also repurpose your empty perfume bottles when they are finished and save from throwing them away. Perfume bottles are often ornate and highly decorative, and you can turn these into small vases and put flowers in them. It is the perfect way to freshen up your dressing table and not only looks nice but will smell fantastic as well.
Use Empty Jars For Storage
You can also use the empty cosmetic jars for storage and help keep things tidy in your home. You will want to clean them thoroughly before repurposing them and make sure you remove any traces of the cosmetics inside. You can then use the jars however you see fit, and you can store jewellery, nick-nacks, sewing equipment, and spices in your jars, although you may need to label them clearly if they are not see-through so you can see the contents inside.
Keep Your Hair Bobbles In An Old Compact
If you have an old compact container that is finished, rather than sending it to a landfill, you can reuse this to keep your hair bobbles. They are the perfect size to keep your ties and other hair accessories in, and you will also have a convenient mirror if you need to tie your hair back and you want to check it. However, if you will keep it in your purse, ensure you mark it clearly. Otherwise, you may use your compact and realise it is not what you thought it was. You can also get more excellent ways to recycle old beauty product containers by clicking here.