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‘Beauty is Pain’: How the Environment Suffers From Cosmetic Waste

‘Beauty is Pain’: How the Environment Suffers From Cosmetic Waste

Each and every year, the cosmetic industry creates billions of tonnes of non-recyclable plastic to hold their products in. In fact, in 2008 alone, over 120.8 billion tonnes of plastic waste was sent to landfills across the country. Once there, this waste continued to emit carbon gas into our atmosphere at a startling rate. From the surprisingly harmful chemicals found in your makeup and skincare products all the way to the microbeads that are put in the most popular face scrubs of today, your carbon footprint may be far larger than you previously postulated. 

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