Aerosol cans: As long as you don’t press them or pierce them, attach the lid and include in your normal recycling.
Cellophane/membrane: This can’t be recycled at all, so has to go in your normal trash bin. Therefore, if you can, it’s best to avoid buying products that use this kind of packaging.
Glass jars, pots: Although glass is often regarded a better option than plastic, it requires more energy to be produced, transported and recycled as it doesn’t simply dissolve in the recycling process, but it can be recycled many times over. If you can’t find a way to reuse glass jars, pots and bottles at home, simply clean the excess product and include in your household recycling. Remove the caps first as these are likely to be plastic.
Mascara wands: Clean them up and send them to Barnacle Hedgehog Rescue, 8 Lower Road, Barnacle, Coventry CV7 9LD or Pets And Wildlife Service (PAWS) Staffordshire, 4 Norfolk Grove, Great Wyrley, WS6 6JS. Mascara wands are needed to clean, groom and soothe small animals. Wash them in warm soapy water to remove residue and send them to help the tiny animals.
Lipstick, make-up palettes: These can’t be recycled at home so find a store offering take-back schemes or send directly to TerraCycle.