Over 18,000 tons of plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles end up in landfills every single year. And it's a shame: The plastics used to make these bottles are easily and commonly recyclable, and most community recycling programs accept them. And with new recycling technology, even the caps (which are made from a different grade of plastic) can be kept on without being sorted first. To make recycling easy for you and your family, just designate a small recycling bin for empty plastic packaging. When it's full, transfer to the recycling bin.