Taking care of your skin and appearance is important but so is taking care of the environment. Each beauty product we use contributes directly to the amount of waste generated a year, and according to Zero Waste Week, an awareness campaign that aims to reduce land-fill by encouraging people to live waste-free, cosmetic companies alone produce more than 120 billion units of packaging in a year. Recycling beauty products may not be as straightforward as say, recycling kitchen waste, but as long as we put in the effort to learn the ropes, we can do our part in saving the environment.
Cecile Gauthier, co-founder of Lime Agency (a Singapore marketing and design agency that specialises in helping its clients promote their green initiatives), knows a fair bit about this. First, clean out, wash and dry anything meant for the recycling bin. Now, read on for tips on how to reduce your beauty packaging waste.
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Text: Chelsea Tang / Her World / April 2019