As a consumer, you can help reduce the waste caused by cosmetic packaging.
Buying paper, cardboard or glass containers instead of plastic containers is a good first step.
To further reduce your impact, look for products that use recycled materials and more permanent and reusable packaging.
Of course, as a manufacturer or retailer, you can also choose to reduce your carbon footprint through environmentally friendly cosmetic packaging practices.
Here are some factors to consider:
Use sustainable materials such as bamboo or hemp
Choose biodegradable materials such as PLA plastics instead of petroleum based plastics that will never decompose
Use recyclable materials such as aluminum bottles and tin containers whenever possible.
Consider compostable cosmetic packaging made of corn starch or sugarcane, which will naturally decompose over time
Choose refillable packaging for bulky items such as shampoo dispensers and moisturizers