Tips for sorting bathroom product waste

The bathroom is the room in which we use the most energy: water, electricity, heating, etc. And we also use many products that can impact our environment. In order to make sure that hygiene and family care do not negatively impact  on our planet, follow our tips on correctly sorting bathroom product waste!

 

Water

Water

  • Get into the habit of bathing your baby in water that is 96°F, rather than 98°F: this is a temperature that your child will find pleasant. And it will help you reduce your consumption of hot water, while at the same time helping to preserve their delicate skin.
  • When you are bathing your child, don't overfill the bath: just a few inches is enough to wash them and for them to have fun.
  • Use water savers on your taps and shower heads.
  • Never leave the water running while you are cleaning your teeth or shaving: that way, you can save nearly 5 G of water every time*.
  • Keep a watch out for any water leaks: check your water meter every evening before you go to bed, and then in the morning when you wake up. If it changes, look for the leak! Even just a leaky toilet flush can double your annual water usage**..

* Source: http://www.fondation-nicolas-hulot.org
** Source: Foundation for nature and mankind

 

Did you know ...?
The amount of energy needed to heat your baby's bath water is equivalent to a low-energy light bulb left on for four and a half days**.
**Source: analysis of the life-cycle of Mustela Bébé’s Dermo-Cleanser

 

Products

 

  • When buying hygiene and care products, whenever you can, opt for large containers: that way, you limit the packaging waste that you throw out.
  • Use just the right amount of each product, without being excessive.
  • Whenever possible, use biodegradable rinseable products (shower gels, cleansing products that are rinsed off, etc.) in order to minimise water pollution.
  • Whenever possible, use bathroom cleaning products that have been designed to minimise their impact on the environment: they generate less pollution and are less harmful for both you and your baby.
  • Do not be excessive in your use of antibacterial products for cleaning the toilets: they interfere with the way in which water purification stations operate (which use bacteria in order to remove the pollution from waste water).
  • Opt for recycled toilet paper.
  • Whenever you can, use concentrated washing liquid: that way you will use less product, less packaging and still get the same results with your wash.

 

Sorting

  • Aluminum bottles, plastic bottles and cardboard packaging should be placed in the recycling bin.
  • Glass bottles should go in the glass recycling bin.
    Remove any plastic or metal caps or pumps before throwing them away.
  • In household garbage include objects such as toothbrushes, razors, cotton buds and small plastic packaging (chapstick, cream tubes, samples, etc.): they are not currently recyclable – recycling them would be too costly for their size.

Properly sorting the products that you use in your bathroom is vital for keeping the impact they have on the environment to a minimum. Get information from the official body in charge of waste recycling in your country to find out how to sort effectively!

Did you know ...?
Only 21% of all people in France correctly sort the waste in their bathroom (source:Eco Emballages).

 

Sorting Mustela products

  • 100% of Mustela bottles are recyclable*. You can recycle them with their caps or pumps. Similarly, all Mustela cardboard packaging can go in the recycling bin.
  • However, Mustela’s tubes - like all other tubes - are not recyclable (COTREP standards**): they should be included with household waste

*Excluding samples and according to French recyclability criteria.

**French Technical Committee for the Recycling of Plastic Packaging.

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