NIVEA reveals simple tips to make your bathroom more sustainable

Woman in bathroom leaning against face

Recycle, refill and become plastic free (Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto)

We all want to live a greener lifestyle, but most of us feel that we are already doing as much as we can.

But what if there was an easy way to save the planet that we had not thought of before?

Well, it can be there!

Because while nearly nine out of ten households regularly recycle in the kitchen, fewer than half of us do so with bathroom products.

So by turning our attention to the smallest space in the house, we can really make a difference.

Perhaps one of the reasons we do not recycle enough bathroom products is a lack of trust – a survey conducted by NIVEA showed that more than a third of consumers felt they did not know how to do it.

Now the UK’s number one skin care company is determined to change this. It has promised to massively cut plastic consumption by making all its packaging refillable, reusable or recyclable by 2025.

But it’s not the only way it’s helping customers become more environmentally friendly – it’s also put together a fantastic list of simple tips to help everyone acquire better recycling habits in the bathroom.

So why not…

Recycle bottles properly

From shampoo to body lotion bottles, most are now recyclable. First, make sure all the product is used up to prevent spillage, then rinse it thoroughly.

Separate the bottle from the lid – as they are probably made of different plastics – put both in your recycling bin.

It is also a good idea to remove the label, but not necessary with NIVEA’s Naturally Good Body Lotion, as it is made of the same material as the bottle.

Switch to plastic-free products

Our bathrooms contain huge amounts of plastic, because no matter how many times it is soaked, the product remains untouched inside.

But there are more and more alternatives on the market, so keep an eye out for plastic-free solutions such as NIVEA’s MagicBAR, which cleanses the skin without damaging the planet.


Small changes: NIVEA’s plastic-free WonderBAR (Image: Nivea)

NIVEA Eco Refill Hand Soap

NIVEA’s Eco Refill Hand Soap can be both refilled and recycled (Image: Nivea)

Use refillable containers

Sometimes we can not avoid using plastic, so if you do, try to make sure it is made from recycled materials, can be used again and again and then recycled yourself.

Why not try NIVEA’s Eco Refill Hand Soap, which comes with tablets that, when bottled and diluted, turn into soap?

Go to or #NIVEAlittlesteps for tips on simple and inexpensive ways to reduce, reuse and reuse bathroom plastics.

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