You could win a scholarship for recycling your beauty products, and here’s how

Everybody knows we should always recycle our empty cans and water bottles. But what are we supposed to do with all those makeup and shampoo containers once we’re done? Well, you could win a scholarship just by tossing them in the right bin.

The Do Something Organization teamed up with Garnier to help you do away with unwanted, recyclable trash.

According to their website, “Nearly half of Americans don’t regularly recycle their beauty and personal care products.” That means it’s time to create a conversation about how to do better. All those empties take up a lot of space in landfills. But there’s something we can do about it right now.

Do Something gives people a little nudge in the right direction with the chance at a $5,000 scholarship. They’ve created the “Rinse, Recycle, Repeat” campaign to encourage make-up users to dispose of their waste responsibly.

YouTube star Remi Cruz will rep the cause and will star in her own public service announcement.

"Rinse, Recycle, Repeat combines my three favorite things: beauty products, creativity, and most importantly, doing my part to help the environment, Cruz said, according to Refinery29.

She made her own fun little bin to toss her jars into, and you should too.

An easy, impactful way to recycle empty beauty and personal care products (aka empties!) is to make fun and creative bins for bathrooms.

You can sign up here for a chance to win a the scholarship if you’re in college. If you’re not, you can get a free shipping label to send them to TerraCycle yourself.

Do is a “global movement” that enlists young people to get involved with social issues, hoping to inspire them to enact change. We love that they’re empowering people to make positive world-wide changes through community-based efforts. And we can’t wait to see more awesome things like this in the future!