"Emptiez" Recycling Program

sustainable skincare recycling program
Protocol has partnered with TerraCycle's ZeroWasteBox to create our Emptiez Recycling Program. This program ensures that every last ounce of our product materials (and the materials of any other cosmetic products you use) are fully and efficiency recycled. In recent years, curbside recycling programs in the US have become less and less effective with the vast majority of plastics submitted through these programs ending up in landfills or the oceans. This inspired our Lab Director, Davis, to find a water-tight solution that guaranteed the recycling and reuse of every product submitted. 

Through our Emptiez program, we will accept up 1 pound of your empty cosmetics bottles (including our own of course, as well as any other brand's) per year and will cover the cost of ensuring they are processed through TerraCycle's high-end, private recycling facilities. 

To join the program and return your empties, simply email recycling@protocol-lab.com and we will send you a return label for use with our Protocol mailer. 


P.S. As our company grows in resources (and as materials manufacturers catch up to our complex packaging designs :), we will continue to replace as many components of our bottles with sustainable materials as possible. Refillable glass serums coming soon!