Sustainability begins by buying only what you need. From there, do your best to re-use or recycle everything that you purchase.
At Kinfield, we're reducing waste and enabling recycling at every level of our supply chain. Use the guides below to join us in shaping a better tomorrow. Small steps can add up to great things—especially when we're working together.
Here's how to take care of your Kinfield products after they’ve finished taking care of you—from the smallest cap to the biggest box.
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Infinitely recyclable, this material is one of our favorites for non-active products.
Recycle or re-use
All of our glass is curbside recyclable, where available. Peel off any labels and rinse out any remaining product before recycling.
Looking to re-use? Try using it to store homemade goods. The possibilities are endless!
Plastic is durable and lightweight, making it a great option for active environments and travel. Look for plastics numbered with a 1 or 2, as they are the easiest to recycle. All Kinfield bottles are Type 1!
Re-use or recycle
All Kinfield bottles are Type 1 (PET), which is curbside recyclable in most areas. Remove the cap and rinse out any excess product before recycling.
Kinfield's SPF is packaged in a post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, which is curbside recyclable in most areas.
Spray tops and pumps are not curbside recyclable because they contain a metal spring. Send yours to Terracycle (or us!) to be recycled!
Plastic items smaller than 3" are not able to be recycled due to their size. Recycle these via Terracycle instead.
For other types of plastic, see this guide.
Paper is easy to recycle, and can be recycled repeatedly. Look for Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper to be sure yours are harvested sustainably—it's all we use here at Kinfield!
Paper cartons can be recycled curbside, as long as they aren't treated (freezer products) or food-stained.
You can flatten your Kinfield cartons and toss them in your recycling bin.
Paper tubes can also be recycled—just toss in the bin.
Shipping boxes can also be recycled, as long as they use paper tape (which we do!). Remove any plastic labels or tape before recycling.
Metal, especially aluminum, is considered extremely valuable as a recyclable material because of how easy it is to re-purpose.
Recycle—but note that caps and soda tabs are too small to throw into the bin by themselves!
Instead, collect your caps in an aluminum can. When you have enough caps, press down the opening of the jar to "seal" it and recycle the entire container.
Metal is also found in the springs of spray and pump tops. These need to be recycled through Terracycle (or us!).
As always, remove any labels and clean out your containers before recycling.
We work with a variety of materials here at Kinfield, and always prioritize natural fibers, upcycled options, and recyclable choices wherever possible.
If it's 100% cotton, like the produce bags included in all orders or our cotton bandanas — re-use or compost. Some items may need to be commercially composted—check with your local facilities.
Here at Kinfield, we're all about the take-backsies.
Send us your empties to be recycled, and receive 40% off your next Kinfield product.
How does it work?
Gather up your (empty, clean) pumps or empties from your finished personal care and beauty products. We’ll take products from any brand to be recycled with TerraCycle, and our small team appreciates you sending us items that are already empty and cleaned out.
Send us an email to email@example.com and we'll follow up with instructions!
For every 1 Kinfield item, or 5 items from other brands, that you send in, we’ll send you 40% off your next Kinfield product.