As sustainability becomes more of a necessity with the increasing urgency of climate change, it’s time we implement more mindful practices to leave the world in better hands for the generations after us.
In 2019, Business Insider revealed that the global beauty and personal care industry is worth about $532 billion and counting and the global packaging industry for those products makes nearly $25 billion in sales. For all that says in numbers, what this simply translates to is that we’re regularly contributing to the growing waste in our landfills.
An easy and effortless step to minimising this statistic is to recycle our beauty products. The little things add up, and according to Recycle Now, less waste will bring a reduction in our global energy consumption. Simply recycling one shampoo bottle would save the equivalent of the energy needed to toast three rounds of broad.
So, how can you recycle beauty products? We spoke to Cecile Gauthier, the co-founder of Lime Agency; a marketing and design agency that’s well versed in helping clients promote their green initiatives, to put together this helpful guide and answer which beauty products you can and cannot recycle.