When you become a mom, I find that a lot of your traditional behaviors change. For one, I feel that you become more conscious about your environment and your contributions to it! After all, your children are now part of the world you live in. These changes may also apply to your body and how you eat. Recently, I moved to a new neighborhood and the first thing that I noticed was my neighbors’ commitment to recycling. At first, I wondered – who had the time in their busy schedule to separate plastic from trash, etc. But truly through observing my neighbor, I’ve come to realize how important it is to protect my surroundings – not just for me and my community, but also for my son.
So this year, I’ve made a commitment to start recycling. Day by day, I take the necessary steps to place the plastic bottles from my bathroom; empty soap, shampoo and conditioner bottles into the right recycling bins.
Because of my commitment, I’ve been doing more research on initiatives that are helping the world. Through that, I stumbled upon Unilever’s initiative, Bright Future! What a delight!
Moms, did you know: Americans are more likely to go the distance to get a drink when thirsty, charge their phone, or answer a phone call, than walk an empty plastic bottle from the bathroom to the recycle bin. As a result, these easily recyclable bathroom products are contributing to nearly 29 million tons of plastics in landfills each year!
Wow! I feel guilty. I was partly to blame for the amount of plastic in landfills each year. Thinking back, all of my shampoo and soap bottles were just tossed in the trash without much thought. Enough is enough! I am determined to change that and I am asking you to do the same. In support of Unilever’s, Bright Future initiative, I am asking all of my Mommynoire readers to be more conscious about their environment. I am asking that you to think about the bigger picture when it comes to recycling.
I am proud to announce that Mommynoire is partnering with Unilever on their Bright Future sweepstakes. We are simply happy to support the initiative!
It’s pretty simple to enter! Via your Instagram or Twitter – snap a picture and post up showing yourself recycling products from your bathroom! You must include the hashtags and handle: #ReimagineThat and #sweeps and tag @UnileverUSA – Prize: (1) grand winner will receive a $500 gift card for supporting the “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine” program!
Deets on entering the sweeps:
Sweepstakes Period: The Unilever #ReimagineThat Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes“) begins April 29, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET“) and ends June 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period“).
During the Sweepstakes Period, you may enter via Twitter.com or on your web enabled mobile device via the Instagram application by uploading a photo showing off how you recycle in your bathroom with the hashtags #ReimagineThat and #sweeps and tag @UnileverUSA
Moms, please note:
You must have a Twitter account to enter via Twitter, be a @UnileverUSA follower and have your account settings set to “unprotected” or “public”. By including the hashtags #ReimagineThat and #sweeps in your Entry, you are agreeing to these Official Rules.
The “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine” program is part of the Unilever Sustainability plan and aims to increase its positive social impact while reducing its environmental impact.