Look Good, Do Good: 10 DIY Recycling Bins to Make Your Bathroom Greener

By Channel One Author 03.27.2017 blog

Author: Sarah Kim, DoSomething.org

Want to look good and do good? Then you’re in luck! DoSomething.org and Garnier teamed up to launch the Rinse, Recycle, Repeat campaign to encourage young people to promote recycling in a creative way.

Nearly half of Americans don’t regularly recycle their beauty and personal care products. That’s a major reason these items account for a significant amount of landfill waste. One easy, impactful way to recycle empty beauty and personal care products (aka empties!) is to make fun and creative bins for bathrooms and encourage others to do the same.

Join 26,608 DoSomething.org members who have already created eye-catching recycling bins for their home and college dorm bathrooms. When you submit a picture of yourself and your decorated recycling bin, you’ll enter for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Click through the slideshow below to see 10 cool and creative recycling bins for inspiration!

Remember the 6 Rs: Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, rinse, recycle, repeat!

“Participating in Rinse, Recycle, Repeat was important to me because I care very much for this beautiful planet and it's future generations.” - Zarhaa, 19


“Recycling is very important for me because we need to keep this planet clean and healthy for the fact that pollution is making our environment harmful by posing a threat on our survival. The box is a tool for the benefit of our environment to reduce our landfills and to improve a better cleaner future. Not a lot of people are aware of the problem and this box builds awareness.” - Ricardo, 22

Remember to rinse before recycling!

“I just watched Wall-E with my nephew in his words that is a terrifying way to see our future. Doing my part to make our world one that is just as amazing for future generations” - Regan, 17

Keeping the recycling going around and around!

“I think it is very important to recycle because we need to take care of the world in which we live. Not only does recycling help the earth, it helps mankind and all of the animals that live with us. To change the world, we have to start with the little things, such as rinse, recycle, and repeat.” - Nia, 18

Recycling bin made out of recycled paper!

“I was so excited to make a contribution by creating a recycling bin! If everyone makes small contributions it will be a big one in the long run.” - Jaida, 18

This earth is meant for saving.

“I think it's a great way to spread environmental awareness to teens and has a great incentive!” - Eleni, 17

Empty your empties!

“This campaign is important to me because I have a chance to make a difference in the world. I honestly never considered recycling my feminine products before because it was never suggested to me; I only recycled things like common paper and plastic. Now, thanks to DoSomething, I am able to make quite a difference and empower others to do the same.” - Darla, 17

Look at all of those beautiful colors!

“I love this world and want to take care of it anyway I can!” - Clayton, 26

Blinging it out!

“This campaign is important to me because I like to do recycle.“ - Bushra, 14

Beautiful box for recycling beauty products!

“Doing my part to make this world a better place.” - Anesia


  1. davonte

    so cool

  2. Lilly

    I don’t think they are at all. I like space but not like that. So that is my opinion on it.

  3. Taniyah

    I think that is a great idea because this world is full of waste so we should recycle these products

  4. Melissa

    I just walk my recyclables from the bathroom to the bin in the kitchen… is making another container conserving resources?

  5. molly

    This is a great way to help the earth lets recycle it!

  6. Karen

    Good idea i’m using my old bath and body works wash bottles for lava lamp decor for my daughters bathroom

  7. Jaedian

    I think that it is a good idea to make our bathroom out of recycled things. First of all it’s DIY meaning that you could decorate it to make it more cute and it’s helpful to Earth. I mean if Earth was a person, she would like it too!

  8. Erin Key

    I think Space Hotels are the next big thing, because it might feel like your in a real hotel.

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