Herbal Essences Partners with The Nature Conservancy and TerraCycle® to Help Sow the Seeds of Sustainability and ‘Renew the Forest’
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is working to restore and protect forests around the globe via its Plant a Billion Trees program. In celebration of Earth Month in April 2021, Herbal Essences partnered with TNC to plant nearly 60,000 trees in the United States, in support of the global environmental nonprofit’s major reforestation initiative. Additionally, Herbal Essences, with TerraCycle’s help, will donate 20 benches made with recycled hair care packaging, to three nature preserves maintained by TNC.
Conservation and Reforestation in the United States
Plants are the foundation for all life on earth, but due to the devastating effects of climate change at large, they’re at increasing risk. Herbal Essences has a history of taking action to help protect nature and biodiversity with longtime partner RGB Kew. This year, together with additional forward-thinking partners, Herbal Essences increased its commitment to help “renew the forest” through reforestation so that future generations can continue experiencing the positive power of nature.
In support of TNC’s reforestation work, Herbal Essences donated to plant one tree for every purchase of two select products from their bio:renew hair care collection, including Hemp & Potent Aloe, Mango & Potent Aloe, and Honey & Vitamin B, between April 1 and April 30, 2021 at Walmart stores or on Walmart.com. We are thrilled to have contributed to TNC’s ongoing Plant a Billion Trees program.
Bottles to Benches
As part of its “renew the forest” initiative, Herbal Essences will also donate 20 benches, made by TerraCycle® with recycled hair care packaging, to three nature preserves maintained by The Nature Conservancy to allow visitors to enjoy the outdoors for years to come.
Recycling with TerraCycle®
Recycling can be complicated and varies on the capability of local recycling centers. Herbal Essences has been partnering with TerraCycle to ensure every hair care package has a recycling option. This partnership strives to drive awareness of bathroom recycling and encourage more consumers to make better choices when the products they use reach their end of use cycle. To learn more about the TerraCycle recycling program, visit https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/herbal-essences.
More about The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.
About Plant a Billion Trees Program
Forests around the world are under threat due to development, invasive species and impacts of climate change. Established in 2008, our Plant a Billion Trees (PBT) program is planting trees and restoring forests around the globe in seven priority countries, including Brazil, China, Colombia, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States. It is ambitious, but our forests around the world are worth the effort. They are essential to healthy lives and a healthy planet. Our approach takes advantage of the best available science to ensure that the forests we restore and establish are viable ecosystems that provide multiple benefits and high-quality habitat. Our tree planting program consistently monitors the health, growth rate and impacts at each site ensuring best-in-class survival rates at an average of 85-95% per site. In addition to planting trees, the Plant a Billion program supports the removal of invasive species, protecting areas where tree saplings are growing, encouraging species to return to degraded areas, and removing any barriers that might prevent a forest from regrowth.