Return for Cash
BVO's Return for Cash Program, formerly Empties Return Program is the only program in the world helping you do the right thing: return your empty cosmetic bottles and jars to keep our fragile environment free of one time use containers while getting paid for it!
We created this program over 10 years ago! And we've improved upon it over 3 years ago with the innovative concept of "Don't Dump the Pump, Reuse it!" We have washed, sterilized and refilled thousands of glass containers! Not only that thousands of pumps, sprayers and droppers have been spared from ending in landfills and reused over and over again! Now other companies are copying our initiative because it works!
Our addiction to plastic needs to stop!
The average consumer uses at least 5 to 10 products every day between shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, tooth paste and lotions, and that doesn't include the number of products we women use on our daily regular routine, concealers, foundations, eye shadows, blush, mascara, eyeliners, and more! Add all those empty packages, bottles, jars, and that's a lot of one-time-use containers and tops that will end up in a landfill year after year!
Ideally we would all use glass, metal or paper, as these are easy to recycle, but the reality is breaking our codependency with plastic is not as easy as it sounds. Lotions, conditioners and shampoos in bottles, even glass bottles, sometimes require a pump to get the product out. These pumps and sprayers are made out of plastic, and even though many of us don't need them or want them the reality is the majority do, and that majority is in the billions of people globally.
How do we break our love affair with plastic?
As long as we have a plastic industry we won't, but there are things we CAN do to minimize the use of plastic:
- Buy your favorite products in glass bottles, glass jars, metal tins or paper and avoid products packed in plastic containers.
- Recycle/reuse as much as you can.
- Favor companies like By Valenti Organics that offer not only amazing truly natural products, but pack them in refillable bottles and jars.
- Be responsible with your trash. Contact your local recycling facilities and find out how can you recycle in more responsible ways.
It's all in the little things. We made it easier for you to do the right thing with your empties.
As committed as we are in formulating and manufacture truly the best, healthiest natural skin care & body products, while packing them in responsible containers made with reusable, recyclable or biodegradable materials as much as possible, we wanted to go a step forward and get those empty containers back to us, to refill them when possible and prevent them from ending up in landfills.
In an effort to reduce waste, we've created a simple and effective program designed to reward you for doing the right thing, keep the planet clean!
Necessity is the mother of invention!
Products packed in glass bottles are topped with metal caps. An option to add a totally free pump, sprayer or dropper is available upon request. Simply check the box and we will include one reusable pump, sprayer or dropper with your purchase.
If you already have a bottle of lotion and you're running out, instead of ordering another bottle with another plastic pump, order a regular bottle and reuse the pump from the empty one. That's one less pump in our landfills times billions!
What to do with your empty glass container? Return it for Cash! Just like you would do with your empty soda cans, simply mail the empty containers back to us, for a cash refund back to your account. We will clean them, disinfect them and refill them or properly discard them if they can no longer be reused.
That's billions of bottles out of the landfills, and billions of bottles that don't need to be made and purchased again!
How does it work...
- Rinse the empty containers, and seal with the metal cap from your refill. Do not remove the labels.
- Wash pumps, sprayers and droppers by running soapy water, clean water and a alcohol through the system to disinfect them. Once clean and dry attach them to the refill bottle.
- Collect as many empty containers as you can.
- Download the Empties Return Card.
- Wrap containers in newspaper or any recyclable material, pack in a box, don't forget to include the Empties Return Card and mail to: By Valenti Organics, PO Box 183325, Shelby Twp, MI 48318.
- The total amount displayed on the labels of your returnables, will be credited to your account.
What shouldn't be mailed and doesn't count towards the reward:
- Soap boxes or labels
- Boxes or any other paper packaging
- Containers that aren't ours.
Here are Some Tips
- Save as many empty and clean containers as you can to save on shipping and packing material.
- Choose a large box to mail them and use plenty of environmentally friendly packing material such as newspaper to prevent breakage.
- Make sure to order the refill bottles before mailing back your empties and don't forget to remove the pump or sprayers to reuse on your refill bottles.
- Share your pictures with the world! Take pictures of your BVO Refill Bottles, or the box with all the empties you're about to mail.
Share on Instagram using #byvalentiorganics #RETURNforCASH and tag us @byvalentiorganics.
Share on Facebook using #byvalentiorganics #RETURNforCASH and tag us @byvalenti.
- Don't forget to tell everyone you know! We love hearing good stories!
- Have tips of your own? Send us an Email! We might use them/share them with the world and give you credit for it.
Return For Cash Value
Want to learn how much you would receive to return your empty bottles back to us? Or your empty bottle has a label with no "RETURN FOR CASH" logo? No worries! Here is a list of the bottles/products we accept and their respective "RETURN FOR CASH" amounts.
- Skin Care & Makeup 50 ml glass bottles - ReturnForCash $0.16
- Skin Care 30 ml glass bottles - ReturnForCash $0.12
- Bath & Body 237 ml glass bottle - ReturnForCash $0.31
- Bath & Body 118 ml glass bottle - ReturnForCash $0.23
- Skin Care 15 ml glass vials - ReturnForCash $0.11
- Skin Care 25 g glass jars - ReturnForCash $0.13
- Skin Care & Makeup 8 g glass jars - ReturnForCash $0.19
- Skin Care & Makeup 6 g glass jars - ReturnForCash $0.27
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There is no limit on the number of empties you can mail back. Don't forget to include the Empties Return Card in your box. Shipping costs to send the empty containers back to us are non-refundable and shall be paid in full before shipping the empties back to us; please don't mail empties via COD, any empties mailed without postage paid won't be accepted and will be sent back at your own expense. An account on byvalenti.com is required to participate in our Return for Cash Program. Refunds are deposited in your account at byvalenti.com. You can use the refund to purchase more products on byvalenti.com. Refunds cannot be transferred, deposited on any bank account or mailed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.