I Want to be Recycled + $100 Amazon Giveaway

DISCLOSURE: This giveaway is sponsored by Bloggin' Mamas.


I bet many of us recycle. We put our plastic bottles in the blue bin and cardboard boxes in the yellow bin. 

I bet when you think plastic - water bottles and milk jugs come to mind. When you think cardboard - cereal boxes and paper come to mind. But what about your personal hygiene products? Like shampoo and lotion bottles, toilet paper rolls and toothpaste and soap boxes. 

I'll admit. Before writing this article, I really never thought about recycling those items. Don't ask me why, it just never occurred to me. What about you?

To raise awareness about all of these items that can be recycled, I've teamed up with Bloggin' Mamas to support the Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit organization, who recently launched their newest public service advertising campaign called "I Want to Be Recycled." The campaign uses a series of ads focused on recycling in the bathroom, in hopes of inspiring us to do the same.

To help further spread the word about this campaign, Bloggin' Mamas is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Did you know per­sonal care prod­ucts like sham­poo and lotion bot­tles, toi­let paper rolls, and tooth­paste and soap boxes are sig­nif­i­cantly less likely to be recy­cled than kitchen prod­ucts? New research com­mis­sioned by the Ad Coun­cil found that 47% of peo­ple are not recy­cling mate­ri­als in the bathroom.

Accord­ing to a recent study con­ducted for the Ad Coun­cil, 52% of Amer­i­cans don’t know which items can be recy­cled in the bath­room. And only 10% of Amer­i­cans have a recy­cling bin in their bath­room, com­pared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen.

That’s why the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign has partnered with Vevo’s Do It YourSelfie with Tess & Eva, who has recreated the looks from today’s hottest music videos. These two glam experts, known for their DIY hair, makeup and design tips, created a new PSA this Earth Day reminding Americans that those bathroom products deserve to be recycled too!

Check out the quick video they made on how to recycle old clothes into a new bath mat. It's impressive!

Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion.

Click here
to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled.

And now, it's time for the giveaway!

Prize(s): 1 win­ner will receive one (1) $100 Ama­zon Gift­card. We encour­age the win­ner to use the gift­card to pur­chase items to encourage recycling.

Num­ber of Win­ners: 1

Give­away Starts: 4/24/15 at 12:01am EST

Give­away Ends: 5/8/15 at 11:59pm EST

Eli­gi­ble: United States Res­i­dents ages 18+.

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. If you have any questions or would like to run your own giveaway with Bloggin' Mamas, please email info@blogginmamas.com