Discover how you can return empty bottles and jars so we can sanitise and refill them!
We have huge respect for the environment at Le Lapin. We take great care in reducing our environmental impact as much as we possibly can, but the pinch point is always packaging.
At Le Lapin, we know that we, as producers of a product, are responsible for the packaging. That’s why we chose aluminium for our containers and why we offer our own recycling programme.
You can return any of our primary packaging (bottles, tubs, jars), as well as dispensers (pumps, sprayers, droppers). If it came from us, we can take it back!
Do your part today. Participating is easy and completely free.
How does our recycling programme work?
Once your Le Lapin product is empty, pack it up and request a return label.
March Hare Society members receive 5% of each product’s RRP in credit.
Do it again!
- Please ensure all containers are completely empty and clean.
- If you’re replacing your empty with a new refill, switch the dispenser over to your new bottle, cap the old bottle, and return them together.
- If you no longer have need for the dispensers from your Le Lapin products, please return them with the bottles.
- Please pack lightly!
- Return two or more empties at a time to help reduce our carbon footprint.
- For that little bit extra, if you received your Le Lapin products in the mail, hold onto the box your products came in so you can use them to return your empties! This gives you the added advantage of not needing to find appropriate packaging when it comes time to return your containers.
- When using Le Lapin products, please try to prevent damage to containers as much as possible to help us keep them at their best for the longest possible time.
What You Get In Return
By returning your containers to Le Lapin, you’ll know you’re doing something good for the environment. But we all like to be rewarded for our efforts.
March Hare Society members will receive 5% of the RRP in credit for each container returned as a thank you for helping us do our part for the planet.
Recycling Programme FAQ
What happens to my returned containers?
Unlike when you return plastic containers, which are immediately melted down and recycled, Le Lapin’s aluminium containers are sanitised and refilled. This saves energy by reducing the number of times the containers get made.
When our aluminium containers do reach the end of their life, they’re recycled, whereupon they will become a new aluminium product.
Should I return dented or damaged containers?
If the containers are severely damaged and no longer suitable to be reused (e.g. punctured or cracked), it’s actually better if you use your local council recycling programme. If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to recycle locally, please send us your damaged containers and we’ll recycle them for you.
How should I prepare my containers to be returned?
Please ensure there is no residual product left over in your containers before you return them to us.
When the stick attached to the pump can no longer draw the last dregs of product in bottles, add just a tiny bit of water and give the bottle a good shake. The last remaining product will be diluted, and a bit wet, so it’s best to apply this last bit after showering!
Once containers are totally empty, give them a very quick rinse and let them dry completely, before boxing them up to be returned to us.
When we receive your containers, we’ll clean, sanitise, and refill them.
I already recycle all my containers. What’s different about your containers?
First, thank you for being a dedicated recycler. Every bit helps!
However, recycling should be the very last option — first, we should try to reuse.
The difference with Le Lapin’s aluminium containers is that nothing is wasted. By reusing and refilling containers, we’re able to extend the life of an individual container well beyond that of a single-use plastic container.
Even when we recycle plastic containers, it’s only delaying the inevitable. No matter what we do, all plastic ends up in landfill or polluting our oceans.
By contrast, aluminium can be recycled forever, without any quality loss. This means when we do eventually recycle our aluminium containers, they can be made into something new, and recycled again and again.