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While some recycle programs reward you with good karma—and seriously, who doesn’t need more good juju?—a fair amount of brands give out freebies for being eco-friendly. In honor of Earth Day, click through to learn about 15 brands that offer recycle rewards!

Got a daring lip color you've been dying to try but don't want to commit to? (Orange, perhaps?) Time to try that new color...for free! Receive a free lipstick (in the color of your choice!) in exchange for six primary packaging containers.

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We all know LUSH for its heavenly-scented soaps and fizzy bath bombs. The majority of its products come "naked" (aka package-free) but those black pots (like this one) are recyclable. Bring five empty, clean pots in to receive a free Fresh Face Mask!

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Kiehl's has a handy stamp card program to ensure that customers receive their recycling rewards. Get one stamp for every full-size product—and with 10 stamps, you can choose any travel collection product to take home.

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Fashion Project

When you donate clothes to Fashion Project, you get not just one, but two rewards! After donating, you receive a $40 Nordstrom gift card, and 55 percent of the sale goes to the charity of your choice. Win-win.

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Beacon's Closet

When you bring clothes and accessories to Beacon's Closet, you can choose to receive either 35 percent of your donation value in cash or 55 percent in store credit. That gives you an incentive to go for the store credit—which really means 20 percent more shopping, right?

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Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange has a similar deal, and promises more store credit than cash when it comes to donations.

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You may not receive a free product when you recycle at Origins, but you get good karma, which should be reward enough! Origins will accept empty containers from any cosmetic brands and recycle them for you.

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Good karma opportunities abound with the Aveda Full Circle Recycling Program. Bring back Aveda packaging and accessories to receive your karmic due.

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With the release of H&M's Conscious Collection, it's clear that the Swedish brand is all about sustainable style. Turn old clothes into something useful with H&M's Garment Collecting service and ensure nothing goes to waste.

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No Nonsense

Who knew pantyhose were recyclable? Ship your old tights (all brands are accepted!) to No Nonsense and they'll recycle them for you.

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Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program turns old sneakers into a material used to create tracks, courts and playgrounds. Just drop them off at a Nike store or mail them in to make a difference. Don't worry—no one will judge you if your athletic shoes don't smell so rosy.

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Blue Jeans Go Green

It seems that no trends changes faster than denim-based ones. Overalls made a statement in the '90s (but now they're back again!) and flared jeans were popular in the '60s. Get rid of your dated denim with Blue Jeans Go Green, an organization that recycles jeans into insulation material for communities across the U.S.

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Bare Minerals

Try refilling your compact instead of having to buy a brand-new one each time you run out of your favorite product. Brands like Bare Minerals, Jane Iredale and Stila offer refillable compacts to cut waste.

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Jane Iredale
This refillable compact goes one step further and is made out of recyclable, eco-friendly ingredients.
Perfect for the indecisive, this compact magnetically stores four eye shadow and cheek color pans. You can switch them out depending on the occasion! Snap in your smoky eye colors to touch up on a night out, or creamy blushes and neutrals for a more casual day look.