Origins Launches Recycling Program For Earth Month

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In celebration of Earth Month, Origins will be kicking off its Return to Origins recycling program, a new initiative that was inspired by a 2008 Allure article about the growing problem of cosmetic waste.

The first-of-its-kind nationwide recycling program will accept all empty cosmetic containers, regardless of brand, at more than 450 Origins retail stores and Origins department store counters across the country. Beginning this April, participating Origins stores will provide a dedicated recycling receptacle for dropping off cosmetic and toiletry bottles, tubes, caps, jars, and compacts. "We hope to inspire the rest of our industry to take proactive measures to implement practices that protect our communities and the environment," Jane Lauder, Origins senior vice president and general manager, said in a press release.

Plus, customers who bring in their cosmetic empties during Earth Month will receive a sample from the Origins A Perfect World collection.

April will also herald the start of the Origins Earth Initiative, a program created in partnership with the American Forests Global ReLeaf Program to plant thousands of trees all over the globe. To start off with, Origins will plant a tree for every A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer With White Tea sold, as well as for every new Origins Guide or sales associate it hires.

Return to Origins events on April 2
New York City
General Motors Plaza (corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street)
Special guest: Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford

Los Angeles
Origins Century City Store
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Special guest: 90210's Jessica Stroup
San Francisco
San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street

Denver, CO
Origins Cherry Creek North
2800 E 2nd Ave

Boston, MA
Origins Faneuil Hall
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place

Cambridge, MA
Origins Harvard Square
8 Brattle Street

Austin, TX
Origins at Central Park
4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 570

In these locations, the first 50 people (250 in NYC and 100 in Los Angeles) to deposit their cosmetic empties will get a free deluxe sample of A Perfect World Intensely Hydrating Body Cream With White Tea.

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