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British Beauty Council launches interactive recycling map for empty beauty products

By Rebecca Hitchon | 17 June 2022 | Movers & Shakers, News

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The British Beauty Council (BBCo) is helping consumers to navigate the world of beauty recycling with the launch of an interactive map.

With the Council’s Courage to Change report identifying that 56% of Brits do not recycle bathroom waste such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles, simply because they find it inconvenient to do so, it is hoped that the map will encourage greater recycling of beauty empties.

While household recycling rules and regulations vary from borough to borough, all that users have to do with the BBCo map is input their location into the finder and they will be shown their closest beauty recycling points. These include drop-off points for UK retailers such as Holland & Barrett, the Estée Lauder Companies, the Body Shop, Superdrug and L’Occitane.

The British Beauty Council also welcomes additional UK beauty businesses, including those that offer recycling-by-post-options, to get involved with the map by emailing

Click here to explore the map.