Perfect Picture or Perfect Planet
Why should you buy sustainable make up?
It’s an often-asked questions whether as a society we can buy sustainable make up and still have it look as flawless as always. Yes we can and everyone should, but why?
With global warming having more and more effects in the world, owning sustainable products is at the forefront of many consumer’s minds. The beauty industry produces over 200 billion units of waste every year and over 120 billion (most of which is not biodegradable) of that comes down to packaging and that makes the beauty industry the biggest offender of plastic production across the globe. Every single product comes dressed head to toe in packaging: the box, the tube, the applicator and even the delicately drawn designs across the bottle. All waste. Whether it’s made of glass, metal or plastic. It still ends up in landfill and we both know that landfill isn’t very pretty. Ironic right? One of the worst offenders? Make up wipes. Hidden innocently behind sweet ideology of cleaning your face. But they themselves are not very clean. The have non-biodegradable plastics woven into the wipe and the packaging ,also plastic. Yet every day men, women and children across the globe continue to clean their faces with these polluting monsters. So if we know all of this why is it still widely acceptable?
Landfill in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Different types of product from many cosmetic companies around the globe
In conclusion, our generation know we need to change to prevent the irreversible disaster of climate change. We need to make the effort to lean about sustainable products and who and where we can buy them from. Today I’ve written about the beauty industry, but this applies to clothes, food, technology and so much more. I understand that it’s not always easy to buy sustainably due to price hikes and confusion about our direct part in this massive movement . But what is the point of saving our money if there is no planet left to spend it on. I urge you to think differently, maybe spend more buy less, maybe try and become a more informed consumer but please do something. Our generation is the key to preventing irreversible disaster. Every minor change counts.