Changing the Face of the Beauty Industry
Cosmetics have been and always will be an essential part of human society, but human consumption is far exceeding the rate of replenishment of the planet’s natural resources. As a result, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the health dangers posed by synthetic cosmetics and personal care products, and their disastrous effects on the environment and individuals. Therefore, the world has turned its attention to sustainable manufacturing and natural ingredients in cosmetics.
These corporations are working towards long-term environmental sustainability. Their strategies include powering their companies with 100% renewable energy that are generated from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind, rain and geothermal heat which is naturally replenished. Some of them even make use of 100% renewable or recycled materials for all their products and packaging, which means that zero consumer and manufacturing waste that go to landfills, all while conserving resources and reducing greenhouse gas emission with their environmentally-friendly formulas.
The sustainability of the cosmetics industry is not ONLY dependant on the companies who produce these products but also the consumers who buy and consume the goods. L'Oréal and Garnier have teamed up with TerraCycle to create the free Beauty Products Recycling Program where you can collect your used cosmetics products and packaging, and ship them to Terracycle to recycle, completely free of charge to the consumer.