If you are having a clean out and find some half used and no longer appealing creams and lotions, DON’T go to the nearest sink or toilet and flush them.  Cosmetics, personal care products and medicines are bad news in land fill. The packaging breaks down over time leaving the contents of your old containers to leach into soil and waterways.  This is a major source of pollution, damaging fish and plant life.

Instead take your emptied to your nearest hazardous waste site or with medicines, your local pharmacy.  The web site links below may help you to do your bit for nature!

US Environmental Protection Agency

WSN Environmental Solutions, Australia

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