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How To Recycle Your Beauty Products In The UK

How To Recycle Your Beauty Products In The UK

The beauty industry’s impact on the environment is something we’ve all become more conscious of in the last year or so. Beyond the stats – which we will come to – there remains the fact that many of us are unsure of how to recycle our beauty products. So, how do you recycle beauty products responsibly in the UK?

According to a campaign by Zero Waste Week, more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced globally every year by the cosmetics industry alone, most of which is non-recyclable packaging. However, there have been some considerable changes in recent years, including some brands switching to biodegradable plastics and the successfully banning of microbeads in wash-off cosmetics products in the UK in 2018. But, there’s still a long way to go.

For the slowly increasing percentage of beauty products that can be recycled, it’s important we know how. While we’re paying more attention to the ingredients that are in our makeup bags and bathroom cabinets, many of us still aren’t sure how to dispose of empty products properly. (It wasn’t long ago that I learned that beauty products have an expiry date, so there’s much learning to be done). In fact, Garnier research found that just 56% of us recycle in the bathroom, compared to 90% in the kitchen.

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The beauty industry’s impact on the environment is something we’ve all become more conscious of in the last year or so. Beyond the stats – which we will come to – there remains the fact that many of us are unsure of how to recycle our beauty products.



How To Recycle Your Beauty Products In The UK

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