Origins in an Industry First to Promote Recycling.

Starting March 29th, we can bring our empty cosmetic containers (tubes, bottles, jars, etc.) - regardless of brand - to the nearest Origins store or counter for recycling & a freebie! This is an industry first, as Origins will accept packaging from any cosmetic company. You already know about Back to MAC, right? Well, this is similar, but they will accept containers from any and every brand. This will be called, Return to Origins Recycling Program.


Origins will be collection the containers to be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.

"We believe that the more we collect from consumers, the more we can keep cosmetic packaging out of landfills. And we hope this program will encourage other companies into following our example," said the company in a statement.

As a thank you, Origins will gift each consumer that brings in a container to be recycled, a FREE deluxe sample of their choosing from Origins' high-performance skin care products. For more information, visit the Return to Origins page on

What a fabulous idea and commitment. Origins, I applaud your efforts. I will definitely be one bringing in all my empties and containers I am no longer using.