by Juliette Laura April 21, 2022 3 min read
Let's talk about Hopeful Recycling...
Hopeful recycling is putting something in your recycling bin hoping that it will be recycled, when in reality it is garbage. Being unsure as to whether something is truly recyclable curbside or not and just hoping that you are correct. Because you would rather at least try than throw something away that is recyclable, right!? Wrong!
When something is in the recycling bin that is not recyclable, it is known as a contaminant. It jams the machines, slows down the process, and can make whole loads of the recycling end up in the landfill.
How to avoid this? Learn exactly what you can and cannot recycle in your area.
When in doubt - look it up!
Our favorite tool to lookup what is and what isn’t recyclable curbside in Seattle:
Where Does It Go A-Z
What are we doing to make a difference?
We are partnering with TerraCycle on their in-store collection program to divert hard-to-recycle beauty packaging from the landfill.
TerraCycle sets out to create first-of-their-kind solutions to tackle the waste crisis from a number of different angles—from recycling the hard-to-recycle to integrating recycled materials into new products and beyond.
How to recycle with Spruce + TerraCycle:
When you are finished with your beauty products, clean them out as much as possible, rinse them, and let them dry.
Bring them to our retail space: 4156 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
Our retail staff will help you recycle your empties!
We can accept 5 items per customer at a time.
We can accept:
Please continue recycling the following at home:
Please do not bring in:
TAKE 10% OFF
Bring in three empties and receive 10% off your same-day purchase!
This discount cannot be combined with any other offers. In store only. For a limited time. This discount is valid on product purchases. This discount is not valid on gift cards or services. Same day use only.
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