Through our BACK 2 M·A·C take back program, M∙A∙C is working to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging by helping to reduce the amount of plastic sent to landfill.
Through participating stores and retailers in North America, our BACK 2 M·A·C take back program facilitates our use of recycled materials from returned makeup packaging to create new compacts; what is not recycled is converted to energy, reducing the amount of packaging that ends up directly in landfill.
Through recycling and waste-to-energy elements, our BACK 2 M∙A∙C take back program in North America has prevented nearly one million pounds of material from ending up directly in landfills per year, saving 500 tons of energy.
Each year in North America, M∙A∙C incorporates over 100,000 pounds of recycled material from packaging returned through BACK 2 M∙A∙C into new compacts, giving old packaging a second life.
The BACK 2 M∙A∙C program reduces the carbon footprint of M∙A∙C compacts in the United States, excluding California by 9%.
Approximately 107,000lbs of ABS material is recycled per year through the program.
Upon returning six empty M∙A∙C makeup containers to a participating M∙A∙C counter, consumers may can choose a standard M∙A∙C lipstick of their choosing as a thank you. Please note, Lipsticks provided at no charge cannot be returned or exchanged. Consumers who are M∙A∙C Lover loyalists may choose a standard lipstick, lipglass or small eye shadow. M·A·C Lover Back-to-M·A·C Expanded is only available in stores at this time. LEARN MORE