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Why Zero Waste Beauty?
While the beauty industry has been attempting to minimize its waste, with some 2.8 million pieces of beauty waste collected and upcycled, it still acounts for an enormous amount of material ending up in landfills.
Considering a lot of the packaging is non recyclable and the industry is worth some $195 billion dollars, the landfills are surely teeming from everything from shampoos, moisturisers, toothpastes, make up and hair sprays. If you wish to completely eliminate at least one part of this, an option is to go no poo. Check out my transition from addiction to hair products to now being seven months shampoo, conditioner, hair spray free!
What I have not given up on, and am certainly not planning, is toothpaste. All commercial toothpastes come in single use packaging which is impossible to recycle. These single use plastics are one of the greatest enemies our earth is facing, with every single piece of plastic ever made still in a landfill or floating around the ocean, I have written about this topic many times, but if you’re interested feel free to check it out here.