origins reuse, reduce, and recycle planFact: Everyday packaging accounts for approximately 1/3 of all landfill waste.

Fact: Most community recyclers only take items made from materials that are easily recognized -- such as soda and water bottles.

Fact: Cosmetic and toiletry bottles, tubes, caps and jars are among those items not easily recognized and therefore not often recycled.

In effort to celebrate Earth Month and remedy the aforementioned environmental facts, Origins has created an ingenious recycling plan for those who have way too many tubes of leftover mascara and foundation compacts on their hands. From now until the end of April, customers can swing by any local Origins retail spot or department store counter and drop off their empty cosmetic bottles and tubes -- regardless of brand or manufacturer -- so they can ultimately be recycled by Origins.

On April 2nd, in particular, the first 100 people to return cosmetic empties will receive a deluxe sample of Origins' A Perfect World™ Intensely hydrating body cream with White Tea. The event will start at 10 am and will be held at:

Austin - Origins at Central Park
4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 570
Austin, TX 78756
512-302-3267

Boston - Faneuil Hall
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
617-742-7447

Cambridge - Origins Harvard Sq
8 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-868-8090

Denver - Origins Cherry Creek North
2800 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206-4902
303-388-0018

LA - Century City:
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-772-0272

San Francisco - San Francisco Centre:
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-537-9440

Meanwhile, for more information regarding the Origins Recycling Program proceed here.