Review of MAC Back-2-MAC Recycling Program by mandy_mann
Back-2-MAC is a program where you return six empty plastic MAC containers and you get a free lipstick.
I often feel a tinge of guilt when I throw out a finished lipstick or powder container. MAC's program gives me an incentive to recycle empty makeup containers. You get something for something.
Since I started wearing MAC in 1989, I have acquired eight free lipsticks from MAC (many of the empty containers I returned were found* or friends would give their empty MAC containers to me, some are my own too).
The recycling drive is one of the great things about MAC that sets itself apart from the other cosmetics lines.
*When I was attending post secondary, I literally would find one MAC powder compact or lipstick in the lecture halls or abandoned in a restroom about once a month. I also found an abandoned makeup back with MAC in it on a sidewalk on the way to the supermarket.
Note: You will not be able to redeem the containers for any of the Viva Glam lipsticks. Also, the item must be a lipstick...I tried to get a gloss instead but the MAC counterpersons said that was not allowed. I'm cool with that.