Global Recycling Day

To mark Global Recycling Day on March 18th 2019, let’s look at how we can better support recycling and help protect the Earth’s valuable resources.

From simple changes to make at home to how L’Occitane commits to reducing its impact on the environment - we can all make everyday changes for the long run.

Global Recycling Day began in 2018 in order to recognize the vital role that recycling plays in protecting the planet.

Billions of tons of natural resources are being used to produce consumables. These will soon run out - meaning recycling and reusing waste will be more important than ever before.

10 ways to reduce our environmental footprint

1. Recycle, reuse and rehome
Today, nothing should have a concrete expiry date. You can recycle your plastic bottles, reuse glass jars, and resell or donate old clothes.

2. Use public transportation or car-pool
Cars don’t need walking! Save gas, dollars, and the atmosphere by taking a friendlier means of transport.

3. Use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products
So much better for your health, and the planet’s!

4. Unplug when not using
Electronics like phone chargers and televisions use up power even when they’re not “on”.

5. Save water, wherever you can
Shorter showers, using the dishwasher only when it’s full - there are lots of ways to conserve our H2O.


6. Eat seasonal

Buying fruit and veg from local farmers’ markets means it won’t have traveled too far and comes with less plastic packaging.

7. Keep the heat in

Make sure your windows and ceilings are well-insulated. Look into whether eco-friendly alternatives like solar panels or rainwater catchments are an option for your home.

8. Use lower temperatures

For your heating, washing machine, oven... go low!

9. Grow a garden

In your backyard or on your will brighten your everyday and add much needed oxygen into the atmosphere.

10. Air-dry your clothes

Do this whenever possible, rather than using energy-guzzling tumble dryers.

L'Occitane's Commitment for the Future

We believe that small changes today can make a big difference for tomorrow. This is why recycling is a crucial aspect of the products we make, and help our conscientious effort to protect the planet.

Over the last 10 years we have been resolute in reducing our impact on the environment and in creating more eco-friendly products. Eco-initiatives like our TerraCycle® recycling program, creating eco-refill versions of our products and launching our first bottle made from 100% recycled plastic.

How do we put these into practice?

Creating Eco-Refills

Our range of eco-refills use 90% less plastic than regular-sized products.

Using Recycled Plastic Packaging

We’re working to increase the amount of recycled plastic in our packaging. Currently, 30% of our products are made from recycled plastic. Our aim is that by 2025, 100% of our bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic.

Find More about our Sustainable Commitments