If you are in the vicinity of The Stray Whisker at Leura, in the Blue Mountains of NSW, we would love for you to leave your empties with us. We collect them until there’s a goodly sized parcel to return to Terracycle.
What do we collect?
The containers should be as empty as possible, and certainly dry. Bring them to our store at 59 Megalong St, Leura, NSW 2780.
Terracycle facilitates the recycling of specialist products with the assistance of various large corporations.
Beauty packaging is often made with complex mixtures of materials either for functional or aesthetic reasons, and therefore can be difficult to manage through regular kerbside programs.
The Beauty Products Recycling Program through Terracycle is made possible by L'Oréal. Any brand of waste is acceptable.
If you’re not near The Stray Whisker for drop off, please explore Terracycle yourself. Make an account and see what else you can collect and recycle directly.
Our outbound packaging is in transition to recycled and natural materials. We are using the last of our bubble wrap and - where suitable - padding products with crumpled kraft paper instead. When it comes to isolating bottles of liquid though plastic is still king for now, but we are experimenting. Getting products to you intact is our highest priority, and as much as we can do that with environmentally-friendly materials, we will.
As an online store, we package and ship parcels every day, and when we receive goods we’re interested to see how other companies manage the same task.
Pleasingly, a major partner of ours, Edwin Jagger, is on top of this using a very high percentage of packaging which is repurposed from their own cardboard factory waste. And no plastic at all.
At The Stray Whisker we collect all incoming packaging materials, reuse them if we can, recycle or even compost (mmm, cardboard mulch!). We believe that we should all contribute to sustainable practices, and reduce, re-use, recycle as much as humanly possible.