Recycle the Whole Bottle, Even the Pump

by Rajat Sharma on Jun 30, 2023

Recycle the Whole Bottle, Even the Pump

At Ingreendients, we're on a mission to revolutionize hair care and body care while protecting the planet we love. Today, we're diving into the world of plastic bottle recycling and debunking the myths surrounding lotion bottles and their pumps. Get ready to learn how we’re leading the way with sustainable packaging and making a positive impact on the environment. Let's answer the burning question: Are lotion bottles 100% recyclable? Spoiler alert: Most aren’t, but ours are!

The Challenge of Traditional Pumps

Traditional pumps used in skincare and body care products are often composed of a variety of materials, including plastic, metal springs, rubber, and even glass. These components are tightly integrated, making it difficult to separate and recycle them properly. As a result, traditional pumps often end up in landfills (even when sent to recycling facilities), contributing to the growing waste problem and harming our environment. This didn’t fit our ethos to protect the two most important homes we’ll ever have - our bodies and our planet. With this in mind, we have taken steps to make our nourishing body lotion pump fully recyclable.

Introducing Our Recyclable Pump

We've embarked on a mission to revolutionize the recycling game by designing a pump that is not only user-friendly but also sustainable from start to finish. Our pumps have undergone a thoughtful transformation to make the recycling journey a breeze.

We've embraced simplicity and innovation by selecting a single type of plastic resin for our pumps. This decision streamlines the recycling process because it eliminates the need for labor-intensive dismantling and sorting. Recycling facilities can now easily identify and recycle our pumps, ensuring they are given a new lease on life. It's like a sustainable loop that keeps on giving!

Not only is our nourishing body lotion pump 100% recyclable, so is the bottle. By using 100% HDPE (high-density polyethylene) recycled plastic resin, we reduce the demand for virgin plastic production and help divert plastic waste from landfills. We also use soy and vegetable ink for printing our labels and information, minimizing the environmental impact of our packaging process. By opting for eco-friendly ink, we reduce the use of harmful chemicals typically found in conventional printing methods.

Together, Towards a Sustainable Future

When it comes to sustainability, we believe in walking the walk. We're not here to greenwash or make empty promises. We're committed to transparency and continuous improvement. That's why we actively seek out ways to enhance our packaging, reduce waste, and minimize our carbon footprint. We believe that caring for yourself shouldn't come at the expense of the planet. With us, you don't have to choose between achieving results you love and showing love for the world around you.

How to Recycle the Bottle and Pump

To recycle our lotion bottle and pump responsibly, follow these simple steps:

  1. Rinse the bottle: Ensure that the lotion bottle is empty before recycling. If there's any remaining lotion, rinse it out with water.
  2. Recycle the bottle and pump: Place the bottle and pump in a recycling bin.


We would love to see how you incorporate Ingreendients lotion into your daily personal care routine! Take a picture of yourself enjoying our nourishing body lotion and share it with us on social media! Your photos not only inspire us but also showcase how our products make a difference in your life.


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