Why Recycling Matters and How You Can Make a Difference

Why Recycling Matters and How You Can Make a Difference

Want to make an impact on the environment but don’t know where to start? Recycling is just one way to be kind to the planet. At Planet KIND, we believe in being kind to ourselves and the planet. We partner with organizations that focus on recycling, and we invest in making sustainable, high-quality products that are kind to you and to the world we live in.

Explore what makes recycling such an important part of making an impact on the environment, plus ways you can get involved.

How Does Recycling Help the Environment?

When you recycle, you’re making a conscious effort to be kind to the planet and the world around you. Here are some ways recycling directly impacts the planet.

Reduces emissions from greenhouse gases

Climate change is real and also a real pain for everyone, no matter how invested they are in reducing, reusing or recycling materials. Recycling cuts down on the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Prevents pollution

When you recycle, you contribute to a sustainable cycle of reusable materials that would otherwise build up in waterways or contaminate the land and air.

Reduces need for raw materials

Recycling allows materials, like paper, plastic and glass, to be used again in new ways. This gives these materials new lives, which is something to feel good about.

Why is Recycling Important?

Recycling has many benefits to the planet, to society and to consumers in general. Some examples include that recycling helps:

Save energy

Not only does the use of recycled materials mean that fewer raw materials need to be harvested, but it also means less energy needs to be consumed to generate new products. The process behind creating plastics, for instance, can consume a lot of energy, so recycling the existing materials cuts down on that energy consumption.

Save money

Companies that take part in the recycling ecosystem can save on costs associated with making raw materials and benefit from knowing they’re doing their part for the planet.

Extend the product lifecycle

When you recycle, the products you use last longer than they might if they ended up the trash. It can feel good to know you’re contributing to a sustainable cycle that reuses materials.

How You Can Help

It might feel overwhelming to think about the impact recycling can make, but you, too, can play a part! Here are some easy ways to make your everyday product usage contribute to the recycling ecosystem.

Use Sustainable Products

You can feel good about the products you use when you know the companies you support create those products with sustainable ingredients and packaging.

The lifecycle of Planet KIND products involves a meticulous process of breaking down plastic and paper materials that make up our razors and bottles to reuse in newer products and packages. Then, when they are returned, they go through the cycle all over again!

What is Plastic Bank?

Plastic Bank is a revolutionary platform that helps the world work together to stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem. They do this by building ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities throughout the world. Plastic Bank reprocesses the gathered materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain and collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect, which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance.

TerraCycle®

Plastics recycling has come a long way. While you can still participate in your neighborhood recycling program, not every material that is part of those types of programs can be recycled in a traditional way.


We partner with TerraCycle to make it easy for you to return used razors and bottles so that we can recycle them. Once you sign up, you receive a box to load up with your products and send back to us. We take care of the rest after you ship it!

What is Plastic Bank?

Plastic Bank is a revolutionary platform that helps the world work together to stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem. They do this by building ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities throughout the world. Plastic Bank reprocesses the gathered materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain and collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect, which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance.

Plastic Bank®

When you use Planet KIND products, you can feel good knowing that you’re supporting a nonprofit that focuses on cleaning up coastal communities. Plastic Bank works to keep 10 plastic bottles from going into the ocean for each environmentally friendly Planet KIND product purchased.

Check out the Planet KIND line of products, from shave sets and starter kits to razors and trimmers, and see how you can take part in the recycling ecosystem with the sustainable products you use every day!

What is Plastic Bank?

Plastic Bank is a revolutionary platform that helps the world work together to stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem. They do this by building ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities throughout the world. Plastic Bank reprocesses the gathered materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain and collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect, which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance.