The time has come for conscious consumption.
The beauty market is developing rapidly, and store shelves are already full of food. A wide range – it is always great: not everyone fits the same cosmetics. A couple of years, we change a few times due to illness or climate – which means that purchases are inevitable.
But mindlessly, we don’t think about the future of the planet, thereby increasing the amount of garbage in the world.
What to do with empty jars
Recycle. You can start by slowly collecting empty plastic jars for a month, and then carry them to reception points. In Moscow, special bright plastic boxes for plastic waste are placed all over the city; you can leave the bag there;
In Lush, you can bring from five empty jars of their brand and get a new tool.
Just wash the container before taking it to the store – sellers do not do this.
In America, there is an event on the disposal of beauty plastic. “Bring 5 used cans of funds from The Body Shop and get back $10. There is no such practice in the Russian network of Body Shop, but it is only a matter of time.
Use again. In empty beauty jars of 30, 50, 100 ml you can pour your favorite products and use them on trips. The benefit is everywhere: and you do not need to spend money on a separate travel-set. Also, your shoulders will not get tired of carrying a litre can of shampoo. Apply large packaging for seedlings, for storing small items, jewelry, and spices.
How to reduce the number of jars
Buy from hand. On the Internet, you can find anything you want. For example, a shade of Chanel to huge cans of coconut oil in exchange for a pack of oatmeal. To buy a little-used cosmetics that did not fit the first buyer is a great option to try. Instead of the unusual and expensive products almost for nothing.
It is better to buy decorative cosmetics, as it is universal, but the care will also come off. Check that the packaging was with pomp – so you can be sure that there were no hands in the product.
Buy less. Usually, the excitement of the new blue lipstick passes after a week, and the product is thrown into the box. But you can try the same tool for yourself without a purchase. Use a sampler in the store and take a bunch of selfies to satisfy the desire for a good photo 🙂
For instance, share funds with your partner and don’t go to the store without a list. This is to avoid falling for bright and enticing marketing.
Why is it important
In May 2019, the Body Shop brand launched a plastic recycling company. The organizers unveiled a 1500 pieces of plastic in the form of a portrait of an Indian garbage collector. This woman was originally from the city of Bengaluru in southern India. She is considered the center for the collection of plastic waste.
However, it is known that the poor strata of the population earn their living by sorting out plastic ruins.
There are many women activists who make plastic in the world’s oceans less than they could be. Nonetheless, this is difficult and not a safe activity.
In India, there are 1.5 million waste collectors who daily sort and prepare averagely 6,000 tons of plastic for processing. One social organization that deals with garbage collection is Plastics for Change (PFC). Most of the members of this community have no right to vote in society and live below the poverty line.
In partnership with PFC, The Body Shop introduces recycled raw materials into its product range. By 2020, plans are to purchase 250 tons of recycled plastic from India into new bottles of cosmetics.
This goal marks the beginning of the company’s full transition to recycled plastic.
Slowly sorting trash in your house, you help these women and men. It is in your power to sort the garbage, recycle empty banks, thereby helping the planet and the people.
It is very important to be a conscious consumer. That is, to think before you buy another shampoo, a new palette of shadows or another beauty tool.
Let’s try to be more economical and more responsible for ourselves and the world in which we live.