Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Cosmetic Recycling Program

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Cosmetic Recycling Program

THE WHAT?  Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with TerraCycle to launch the Quo Beauty Cosmetics Free Recycling Program, aiming to address the cosmetic industry’s large plastic waste output. This program allows customers to recycle empty Quo Beauty cosmetics components, with a donation of US$1 to the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ for every pound of cosmetics waste recycled.

THE DETAILS  Following the environmentally friendly “More Planet Love” campaign by Quo Beauty, this recycling initiative aligns with Shoppers Drug Mart’s broader sustainability goals. Quo Beauty products are vegan, cruelty-free, PETA-certified, and feature sustainable packaging, demonstrating Shoppers’ commitment to reducing environmental impact.

THE WHY?  Shoppers Drug Mart is committed to ensuring all control brand packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025, working with TerraCycle to innovate in reducing single-use plastics. Pat Dean emphasizes the significance of being the first major retailer to offer a recycling program for a private label cosmetics line, reflecting on the initiative’s contribution to sustainability and offering Canadians more sustainable product choices.