American Recycler News, Inc.

 

Bath product recycling promoted by campaign

Recycle Bath Products

While 7 out of 10 Americans say they always or almost always recycle, only 1 in 5 consistently recycles bathroom items, according to a report commissioned by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.

To help make a difference, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies launched Care To Recycle™, a recycling campaign that begins with a gentle reminder to recycle more items from the bathroom. It is the first recycling awareness campaign of its kind to be hosted exclusively on Tumblr.

The initiative includes a video that site visitors are encouraged to share to help spread the word and show their commitment to recycling in the bathroom, along with a number of highly shareable posts that include helpful information and tips. All are designed not only to help people recognize the many bathroom products that are recyclable, but also to encourage them to take the next step and recycle these items instead of throwing them in the trash.

The research report concluded that recycling in the bathroom is simply not top of mind for many people. In fact, 40 percent of Americans report recycling no bathroom items at all. Among the reasons cited, 22 percent reported they had never thought about recycling in the bathroom and 20 percent didn’t even know that products in the bathroom are recyclable.

The Care To Recycle Tumblr site, www.caretorecycle.com, features the “Smallest Room” short video, reminding viewers that one step toward a healthy planet is to recycle in the bathroom.

Users are encouraged to share the video at various points on the Tumblr page, which also includes a host of information, tips and resources to be a better bathroom recycler, including which bathroom items can be recycled. All the content is shareable within the Tumblr platform, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. More content and opportunities for consumer engagement will be progressively added to Tumblr in the weeks and months after launch.