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DESPITE our best efforts, a shameful 70 per cent of beauty packaging still ends up in landfill. But stores are offering incentives to encourage us to recycle packaging which will earn you freebies and discounts.

Boots, for example, is running a recycling scheme where you get extra points on your loyalty card for bringing empty beauty, health, wellness and dental products from any brand into a Boots store to recycle. Five empty products means you will gain 500 Boots Advantage Card points, worth £5, when you spend £10 or more in store.

John Lewis is offering £5 off when you spend £20 or more on beauty products each time you bring in five or more clean, empty containers if you are a MyJohn Lewis member.

Lush has a Bring it Back scheme which gives you 50p per bottle, no matter which product you are recycling. You can even return your 10ml sample pots for an additional 5p off your shopping per item. And MAC is offering a free lipstick when you return six empties of any product until March 31.

Most Kiehl’s stores have recycling hubs where, if you bring in ten empties, you receive a £9.75 voucher to spend on any product. Even if you bring in just one empty, you can still receive points on its Family Loyalty Rewards Programme.

The online store The Perfume Shop offers a 10 per cent discount when you recycle your old perfume bottles. If you have products you know you won’t use, charity Toiletries Amnesty ( toiletries­amnesty.org) accepts used beauty and hair products to help others in need.

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