BEAUTY: The Back to MAC recycling scheme.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Back to Mac Recycling Scheme UK
 
Do you want to help the environment. Are you a fan of makeup? Did you answer yes to both of these questions? Well in that case, have you heard of the Back to MAC program MAC Cosmetics run? For those who have a few products from MAC, and those who have a whole collection full, this is a  scheme that is worth getting involved in. 1. Because you are doing something good to help the environment and 2. Your efforts will be rewarded in the form of new makeup!

The Back to MAC program requires you to return 6 primary packaged products when you are finished with them. Primary packaging can include the following to name a few; Eyeshadow, blush, MSF, Powder, Fix+, Lipsticks.... I have heard you can also return the packaging for the makeup wipes too.  If you aren’t sure, gather up your empties and take them to store, someone working at the counter will be able to confirm which they accept. Alternatively if you purchase something from a MAC counter you could ask there and then if it is part of the scheme.  
After returning 6 empty products you can choose 1 lipstick for free as a ‘thank you’ from MAC for recycling. I believe that if you go to a stand alone store rather than a counter within a larger shop then you may be able to get a free eyeshadow or Lipgloss instead. It varies.  But if you go to somewhere like Debenhams or House of Fraser you will only be offered a lipstick for your empties. I guess it depends what you have your heart set on. I know I’d be happy with a free lippy! When it comes to choosing what lipstick to get, you can have any of them apart from those in the Viva Glam line, as the full sale of these go to charity.
I currently have 3 empty products sat in my dresser draw, ready to go back to MAC. I don’t own that many products from MAC in the first place so it may be a while until I am able to get my free lippy! Despite taking a while, I will still persevere and get those illusive 6 empty products to try out the scheme as I think it’s such a great idea. Other makeup brands should do something similar in my opinion!
Had you heard of the back to Mac Scheme? Have you ever tried it?
Much love

22 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this scheme, but what a fantastic idea. I am all for recycling!

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  2. I'll be holding on to my empties so I can grab my lipstick. Such a good incentive x

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  3. i ove mac although i only tend to like some of their things preferring to others, their lipsticks especially will always be my must have item

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  4. That is so good, I've heard that a lot of brands are doing it these days.

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  5. It's such a great idea isn't it! I'm still getting through my products but i'm definitely going to try out this scheme.

    Kate @ Beautiboe xx

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  6. Yes I have heard of the back to MAC scheme but never used it. I should really.

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  7. It is a fab service, I've done it and it was such a good idea :)

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  8. Brilliant idea. I personally don't use Mac, but I recycle everything I can.

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  9. This is an amazing idea and I have no idea why I haven't ever done it before (probably because I never get through any products haha) x

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  10. I didn't know they did this, then again I don't shop at Mac because it seems a little expensive, that said, I'd love to and I think it's great they are doing something like this, I know Lush do something similar :)

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  11. this is such a fantastic scheme they have going and getting something back for empties is always a bonus x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  12. I didn't know about this! That's a really cool system and a nice incentive to recycle.

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  13. I have yet to successfully managed a back to MAC transaction but I do back to Lush regularly ha x

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  14. ive only started buying mac products 2 years ago and still need to use them up. ive only got 2 empties so far. I'm getting there haha

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this scheme although I love chucking away packaging so I've actually only done it once when I took my eye shadows out to put in my palette! xxx

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  16. Hmm I'm not a fan of Mac, but this scheme looks great!

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  17. I have heard of this scheme before and it's a nice idea but I hardly buy MAC

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  18. What a great idea, I didn't know they did this.

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  19. What a great idea! I'd love a free lippy too! thanks for the heads up!

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  20. What a great idea. I wish more brands offer scheme like this.

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  21. Wow I didn't know you could do this, what a fab scheme! I'm not a fan of MAC as they're not leaping bunny certified but I like the idea of recycling the empties and the incentive offered X X

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  22. Ooh this is a good scheme! I'm no way near having 6 empties for MAC but I'm going to remember to save my packaging for the future!

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