how to recycle evo hair products + packaging

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each year the beauty industry produces about 120 billion units of packaging, with an estimate of only 9 per cent being recycled and the rest going to landfill…

don’t worry, we’re just as shocked as you are.

at evo, we want to bring about change for the better and have a commitment to people and the planet that underpins everything we do… which isn’t easy for a brand that creates things for a living. we believe that sustainability is a journey of progress, not a path to perfection.

as part of our commitment to continue evolving on our sustainability journey, evo hair bottles are now made with a percentage of pcr (post-consumer-recycled) plastic and evo fabuloso tubes are made with a percentage of pir (post-industrial recycled) plastic, so that we’re producing less virgin plastic.

got a few empty evo hair products sitting pretty in your bathroom? keep reading for the 411 on how to responsibly recycle evo hair bottles, sprays and tubes.

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how to recycle evo hair products

finished your favourite shampoo or trusty hairspray and ready to dispose of the packaging responsibly? at evo hair, recycling is something we take seriously. let's get started.

disclaimer: it’s important to note that your used packaging must be as dry as possible with minimal wet product left inside. try opening your evo hair empties or carefully cutting tubes open to rinse them or allow the product to evaporate and dry.

shampoo + deep clean rinse bottles

are shampoo bottles recyclable? at evo, the answer is yes. all of our shampoo bottles (including flip top or nozzle lids) can be placed in your kerbside recycling.

products: the therapist hydrating shampoo, ritual salvation repairing shampoo, gluttony volumising shampoo, mane tamer smoothing shampoo, normal persons daily shampoo and springsclean deep clean rinse.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. keeping the flip top cap or nozzle lid attached, place the empty bottle into your kerbside recycling.
step 3. that's it – you’re done.

the therapist hydrating shampoo

300ml

$40.00

ritual salvation repairing shampoo

300ml

$40.00

gluttony volumising shampoo

300ml

$40.00

mane tamer smoothing shampoo

300ml

$46.00

normal persons daily shampoo

300ml

$40.00

springsclean deep clean rinse

300ml

$46.00

conditioner + co-wash bottles

next up? how to recycle hair conditioner.

products: the therapist hydrating conditioner, ritual salvation repairing conditioner, bride of gluttony volumising conditioner, mane tamer smoothing conditioner, normal persons daily conditioner and heads will roll co-wash.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. set the pump aside and keep it to reuse again and again. alternatively, you can discard it in your regular bin.
step 3. place the empty bottle into your kerbside recycling.
step 4. pat yourself on the back for doing the right thing.

the therapist hydrating conditioner

300ml

$42.00

ritual salvation repairing conditioner

300ml

$42.00

bride of gluttony volumising conditioner

300ml

$42.00

mane tamer smoothing conditioner

300ml

$48.00

normal persons daily conditioner

300ml

$42.00

heads will roll co-wash

300ml

$47.00

spray bottles

evo hair recycling extends to spray bottles, too. learn how and where to recycle bottles below.

products: happy campers, root canal, baby got bounce, day of grace, salty dog, love touch, mister fantastic, haze and icon welder.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. keep the pump for reuse or discard in your regular bin.
step 3. place the empty bottle into your kerbside recycling.

note: most spray pumps come with a small lid and this is where things get kinda complicated… to recycle this lid, it will need to be placed in a larger vessel of the same type of plastic so it doesn’t fall through any grates at the recycling facility.

happy campers wearable treatment

200ml

$42.00

root canal volumising spray

200ml

$40.00

baby got bounce curl treatment

200ml

$52.00

day of grace pre-style primer

200ml

$42.00

salty dog salt spray

200ml

$42.00

love touch shine spray

100ml

$44.00

mister fantastic blowout spray

200ml

$42.00

haze styling powder

50ml

$46.00

icon welder heat protection spray

200ml

$42.00

aerosols

wondering what cans and bottles can be recycled? we've covered off evo hair bottles so let’s talk about aerosol cans.

products: whip it good moisture mousse, macgyver multi-use mousse, builder’s paradise working spray, shebang-a-bang dry spray wax, miss malleable flexible hairspray, water killer dry shampoo, water killer dry shampoo brunette and helmut extra strong lacquer.

step 1. wash can, bottle and applicator to ensure all packaging is squeaky clean.
step 2. keeping the applicator and lid attached, place the empty aerosol into your kerbside recycling.
step 3. congratulate yourself for your dedication to the planet.

whip it good moisture mousse

200ml

$44.00

macgyver multi-use mousse

200ml

$44.00

shebang-a-bang dry spray wax

200ml

$42.00

Out of stock water killer dry shampoo

200ml

water killer dry shampoo brunette

200ml

$42.00

helmut extra strong lacquer

285ml

$42.00

jars + pucks

good news: both jars and their lids can be placed in your kerbside recycling.  

products: the shag beach paste, casual act moulding paste, cassius styling clay, crop strutters construction cream and box o’ bollox texture paste.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. keeping the lid attached, place the empty jar into your kerbside recycling.

the shag beach paste

50g

$40.00

casual act moulding paste

90g

$42.00

cassius styling clay

90g

$42.00

crop strutters construction cream

90g

$42.00

box o bollox texture paste

90g

$42.00

dropper bottle

there’s only one product with a dropper bottle in the evo hair range and that’s love perpetua shine drops.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. keep the dropper for reuse or discard in your regular bin.
step 3. place the empty bottle into your kerbside recycling.

love perpetua shine drops

50ml

$42.00

evo hair tubes

wondering about tubes? thought you’d never ask.

products: the great hydrator moisture mask, head mistress cuticle sealer, mane attention protein treatment, shape vixen volumising lotion, liquid rollers curl balm, total recoil curl definer, lockdown smoothing treatment, easy tiger smoothing balm, gangsta grip bonding resin, überwurst shaving cream and winners face balm.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. place the empty tube with any lids attached into your kerbside recycling.
step 3. kick your feet up! take the day off! you’ve achieved your good deed for the day.

the great hydrator moisture mask

150ml

$44.00

head mistress cuticle sealer

150ml

$40.00

mane attention protein treatment

150ml

$44.00

shape vixen volumising lotion

200ml

$40.00

liquid rollers curl balm

200ml

$40.00

total recoil curl definer

200ml

$40.00

lockdown smoothing treatment

150ml

$52.00

easy tiger smoothing balm

200ml

$42.00

überwurst shaving creme

150ml

$35.00

winners face balm

150ml

$35.00

evo fabuloso tubes

got a few empty evo fabuloso colour boosting treatments lying about? here's what to do next.

products: evo fabuloso range.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. place the empty tube with any lids attached into your kerbside recycling. (this applies to all evo fabuloso colour boosting treatments.)

evo fabuloso platinum blonde colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso light beige colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso caramel colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso purple red colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso mahogany colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso chestnut colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

Out of stock evo fabuloso copper colour boosting treatment

220ml

evo fabuloso cool brown colour boosting treatment

220ml

$45.25

evo fabuloso bottles

are shampoo bottles recyclable from evo fabuloso? short answer: yes.

products: evo fabuloso platinum toning shampoo and toning mist.

step 1. wash your empty packaging to remove any last drops of product.
step 2. set the pump aside and keep it to reuse again and again. alternatively, you can discard it in your regular bin.
step 3. place the empty bottle into your kerbside recycling.

evo fabuloso platinum blonde toning shampoo

250ml

$44.75

evo fabuloso platinum blonde toning mist

140ml

$44.75

travel-size products

for the most part, our pint-sized products can be recycled in the same way as their full-size counterparts.

tubes: tubes and screw cap lids can be placed in your kerbside recycling.

aerosols: the same goes for travel-size aerosols. simply place bottles, applicators and lids in your kerbside recycling.

spray bottles: the bottle itself can be recycled; however the spray pump will need to be placed in your regular bin or kept for reuse.

jars + pucks: both the jar and lid can be placed in kerbside recycling.

the therapist hydrating shampoo

30ml

$8.00

whip it good moisture mousse

50ml

$17.00

Happy Campers Wearable Treatment

50ml

$12.00

springsclean deep clean rinse

30ml

$8.00

the therapist hydrating conditioner

30ml

$8.00

the great hydrator moisture mask

30ml

$8.00

head mistress cuticle sealer

30ml

$8.00

ritual salvation repairing shampoo

30ml

$8.00

ritual salvation repairing conditioner

30ml

$8.00

mane attention protein treatment

30ml

$8.00

gluttony volumising shampoo

30ml

$8.00

bride of gluttony volumising conditioner

30ml

$8.00

root canal volumising spray

50ml

$12.00

shape vixen volumising lotion

30ml

$8.00

heads will roll co-wash

30ml

$8.00

baby got bounce curl treatment

50ml

$12.00

brushes + combs

are hair brushes recyclable? we can’t speak for all brands, but we can tell you what to do once you’re finished with your evo hair brushes.

roy detangling comb: this wooden comb can be recycled. check with your local recycling centre or waste management authority for the 411 on how to recycle wood in your area.

all other brushes: unfortunately, evo brushes cannot be recycled as they are mixed media, meaning they would need to be disassembled into different components – and this would be too difficult to achieve at home.

however, if your brush is still in relatively good condition, you could give it a new home by donating it.

roy detangling comb

$23.00

tyler natural bristle teasing brush

$39.00

pete ionic paddle brush

$55.00

bradford pin bristle dressing brush

$58.00

conrad natural bristle dressing brush

$45.00

hank 43 ceramic vented radial brush

$50.00

bruce 38 natural bristle radial brush

$58.00

spike 28mm nylon pin bristle radial brush

$61.00

what can’t you recycle?

at evo, we are continually looking for ways to optimise our products and packaging, in order to become the most responsible version of ourselves.

that said, there are a few exceptions where evo products or packaging can’t be placed in your local kerbside recycling bins, including:

pumps + droppers: unfortunately, pumps and droppers attached to evo products cannot be recycled; however, we recommend that you keep them to reuse.

brushes: see the brushes section above for the full run-down of what to do with your old evo brushes.

 

understanding packaging recycling symbols

did you know that our packaging has symbols to help you identify the type of material and whether it can be recycled?

flip over your evo hair bottle, tube or spray and you’ll find a resin identification code to identify the type of plastic and which part of the packaging it is referring to. if a product or pump can’t be recycled, you’ll also see a bin symbol.

 

how to recycle expired products

forgot about *that* product you left right in the back of your bathroom cabinet, that expired a long, looooong time ago? here’s what to do next.

if there’s a substantial amount of product left unused, you can dispense the product out onto wastepaper or newspaper, before allowing the packaging to dry out. then dispose of the paper in your waste bin and recycle the packaging as per the instructions set out above. it’s as simple as that!

 

hair product recycling faqs

can i send my products back to evo to be recycled for me?

no, kerbside recycling is the preferred method. some salons also have systems in place for accepting plastic packaging from customers to be added in with their in-salon recycling program.

what should i do with containers i can’t get all the product out of?

if rinsing still leaves some residue this is ok, our products are water soluble and will be cleaned off in the recycling process.

what happens to these bottles when i recycle them?

the recycling facility sorts the plastic into matching streams and matching colours, they then clean and grind the plastic into small pieces where it is then blended with new plastic and sold as a raw material to packaging manufacturers.

does the size of the container matter when i go to recycle it?

yes and no, packaging smaller than 5cm can slip through sorting grates, meaning it will be removed from the recycling stream. that's why we recommend small items like caps are placed into larger bottles or tubes made of the same material.

 

the final word

we're so proud to have earth-conscious consumers like yourself who are dedicated to doing the right thing. so, go forth with your newfound knowledge and get recycling.

want to know more? hit the link below for a full run-down of our ongoing commitment to people and the planet.

sustainability at evo

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