In the time that we have started raising sustainable beauty awareness in 2018 to present, interest in sustainable and zero waste beauty has really risen since. We're certainly heartened for the increase in interest with sustainable personal care habits. And if you're wondering how you can play a part into greening up your personal care habits just a little, you've come to the right place!
Apart from shopping pre-owned with us at Beauty Pantry, being conscious of the steps that are available to us is the first step in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, especially towards our plastic consumption.
Here, we list out the steps you can take towards being an ethical and zero waste beauty consumer.
2. Send your beauty empties back to respective beauty stores
|Type||Bin or recycle?|
Palettes and compacts
e.g. eye-shadow palettes.
|Bin. They are multi-material, usually coming in plastic, metal, and a mirror. Furthermore, most products come in coating which makes them non recyclable|
|Lipstick cases||Recycle. But for liquid lipsticks and concealers with wants, discard of the wands, which are multi material, before throwing the rest of it into the recyling bin.|
Plastic tunes and containers
e.g. shampoo bottles, cleaners, etc
|Recycle. Just remember to discard of any pumps beforehand!|
|Dry shampoo or hairspray canisters||Recycle. The canisters are usually made from steel or aluminium, which are recyclable. Just make sure they are totally empty before recycling!|
|Makeup Wipes||Bin. These are virtually indestructible, unless stated otherwise on the packaging (that they are biodegradable)|
|Glass containers||Recycle - only clear, brown, and green glass. Just make sure to bin any multi-material components!|
Pumps and droppers
e.g. typically serum bottles
|Bin. These are multi-material, which makes it hard to take apart. However, if the bottle is of a single material, e.g. glass, that part can be recycled.|