Recycling & Disposal

How to dispose of packaging shouldn’t be a guessing game. At Protéger, we want to make the right thing easy. We have listed step-by-step instructions to ensure everything gets where it needs to go.

If you’re unsure if your local recycling program accepts glass, aluminum, and polypropylene (#5), please check here:

Note: before disposing of any packaging, we encourage you to think creatively about how you can reuse or repurpose items. For example, the packing peanuts can be reused as filler when sending a gift in the mail, or the glass bottle can be used as a flower vase or soap dispenser (to sterilize glass, place in oven at 120° for 15 minutes, or boil in water on the stove for 10 minutes).

Step 1: open your Protéger box

  • Shipping Box: 100% recycled & recyclable
  • Postcard: 100% recycled & recyclable
  • Shipping tape: 100% recycled & recyclable
  • Cornstarch Packing Peanuts: biodegradable and can be added to a compost pile, dissolved in your sink under warm water, or added to your trash can.

Step 2: Assemble Dermal Sérum

  • Wax Seal: resin seal (#7) discard into trash can
  • Dermal Sérum Box: remove bottle and recycle paperboard box
  • Aluminum Screw Cap: unscrew cap, remove foam insert (tweezers may help), and recycle the cap
  • Serum Pump: Fasten serum pump to bottle. Note, if you will be a returning customer please reuse pump for next purchase and we will send you Dermal Sérum without the added plastic.

Step 3: Once your last drop of Dermal Sérum is used


  • Serum Pump: rinse with water so no residue remains on the polypropylene (#5) pump. Recycle.
  • Glass Bottle: rinse with water so no residue remains. Recycle.


  • Glass Bottle: rinse with water so no residue remains. Recycle.
  • Dropper: rinse with water so no residue remains. Disassemble and discard rubber top into trash, and recycle glass pipette and aluminum coated polypropylene (#5) cap.