In partnership with WWF's 2012 "I Will If You Will" campaign, from now til 22nd April (Earth Day), The Body Shop is offering a free shower gel (60ml, choice of Cocoa Butter or Love Etc. only) in exchange for every 3 empty and clean recyclable PET 1 bottles you bring to its stores (you will see the number 1 inside the chasing arrows symbol at the bottom of your container).
I lugged 15 empties yesterday to my nearest TBS store and got back 5 travel-sized shower gels in Love Etc. (This particular store only had Love Etc)
Today, I went to another store and chose Cocoa Butter.
For more details on this recycling program, click below.
I think this is a good initiative to encourage recycling in general. It makes you more conscious about separating your plastic from your paper and metal and your general waste. I already have a habit of recycling. I put recyclable things in a bag at home and when it's full, I walk all the way to the recycle bin at the other end of my neighbourhood to dump it. I have even written to the company that puts the recycle bin around the blocks to have one more, seeing that the current one always overflows. They got back to me to say that they are monitoring the situation and that they would add one more by the end of the week. Well, that was more than a month ago and still nothing. Oh well. Anyway, I have always brought my TBS empties back to the store for recycling and this time round, there's a little bonus for doing so, and that's great!