Although almost 70 percent of Americans say they consistently recycle, only 20 percent report recycling products from the bathroom, according to the 2013 American Recycling Behaviors Survey conducted by Shelton Group on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Why do so few focus on bathroom products? Many consumers simply don’t know that items like shampoo and mouthwash bottles are just as recyclable as milk cartons and water bottles.

This comic strip from Care To Recycle is a fun way for kids and adults alike to learn that many products in the bathroom belong in the blue bin, not the trash bin, when they’re through. The more people who hear that message, the more we can save recyclable materials from unnecessarily going into landfills.

Will Mason Mouthwash and Sophie Shampoo get to join their friends at the recycling center and live their next life as something else, or are they doomed for the trash? Read on to find out!

Care to Recycle Comic

By Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of publications, covering everything from sustainability to fitness to travel. Read more of her work here.