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Where to recycle used razors

Where to recycle used razors

If you live in Toronto you probably know how difficult it is to recycle your used razors as the municipality won't take them. So we have come up with a solution, partnering up with TerraCycle® and Gillette®, our shop has become an official collection point. As of today you can drop off your old razors, blades and cartridges with the knowledge that they will be broken down and properly recycled and avoid ending up in  landfill.  Pretty Clean Shop chose TerraCycle because they are a global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste. They operate in over 20 countries and recycle billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms. They have won over 200...

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Did you know your old mascara wands can be re-used to protect wildlife?

Did you know your old mascara wands can be re-used to protect wildlife?

A little while ago we heard from our partner Elate cosmetics that mascara wands were an excellent tool to care for small animals and birds. So our team looked into it and after a bit of research found a wildlife rescue centre in Durham that needed them.  We learnt that wands are useful to clean off sick animals as they don't break the feathers of birds and are gentle on fur. Healthy fur and feather speeds up the recovery and amount of time an animal has to stay at a wildlife centre. We are delighted to have partnered up with Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue Centre to offer our...

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Are preservatives good or bad in cosmetic products?

Preservatives have become a sticky issue in recent years. Particularly in the cosmetics industry. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the use and need of preservatives, as well as their effects on the human body.  The scientific fact is that microbes and bacteria can (and most likely will) grow when certain environmental conditions are present. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of a product, there are products and formulations that need of a preserving agent.  For example, products that contain water, will most certainly need a preservative of some sort. Whereas products purely oil based will most likely not...

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The smelly, ultradrying—but always thorough—acetone nail polish remover...

The smelly, ultradrying—but always thorough—acetone nail polish remover...

Acetone nail polish removers contain a very powerful solvent that is harsh and has a strong chemical odor. Using acetone as the main solvent, is effective at dissolving and removing nail polish quickly, yet it  and is very harsh toward nails, cuticle and skin. It removes a lot of natural oils from your skin and, a clear sign of it's effect, is that it will look really white, even if you haven't used too much of it.  Soy based nail polish removers don't contain acetone. The're non-toxic, a 100% biodegradable alternative to harsh acetone based nail polish removers. These nontoxic polish removers mainly...

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If you have a love affair with the candle flame, beeswax has a lot to offer...

If you have a love affair with the candle flame, beeswax has a lot to offer...

Beeswax candles offer the most healthy and enlightened candle burning experience on Earth. Candles made from pure beeswax are a renewable resource producing a bright, white light (in the same spectrum as sunlight). They burn completely clean - non-toxic and non-allergenic.  They contain no paraffin, benzene, acrolyn, lead, stearic acid, or any chemicals. Yes, these are major differences between candles made from beeswax vs paraffin.  There's a reason those paraffin tealight candles are so cheap at the dollar stores. Unlike paraffin's burn off, beeswax reacts more like water and evaporates by the heat of the flame. This is one of...

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