I'll be the first to admit that being environmentally conscious and being addicted to beauty can lead to a ton of internalized guilt. Despite being an avid beauty lover, there are things I can do to lessen my environmental impact. There are a number of ways we can implement changes to make our Beauty and [...]
As a beauty-lover, I often feel I pang of guilt at how my unsustainable purchasing patterns and personal care habits are affecting the environment around me - and I'm not alone in my thoughts. Research conducted by the leading market research group, Mintel, indicates that sustainability is a growing concern amongst millennial consumers. But what [...]
Did you know that plastic packaging alone accounts for 40% of the world's total plastic usage? Although plastic packaging is used for far more than cosmetics, a high volume of cosmetic-related waste is being generated every year. For example, the World Wild Life Fund estimated that the UK used 10.8 billion wet wipes and 13.2 billion cotton buds in 2018 alone. According to the National Geographic, 91% of all global plastics have not been properly recycled. Unfortunately for beauty lovers, cosmetic and beauty packaging can be some of the hardest plastic-packaged products to recycle due to the unique colors, shapes, and plastic types used to house our favorite beauty must-haves. Thankfully, some beauty brands are actively trying to reduce waste and encourage consumers to recycle their used makeup and packaging. The below list is a compilation of beauty brands that reward their customers for recyling.