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beauty waste

5 ways to reduce your beauty waste

Does your bathroom generate a lot of waste? ūüóĎ

Bathrooms can be one of the most wasteful rooms in your house.¬† Research suggests that only 50% of bathroom rubbish is recycled.¬† This means that much of it ends up in landfill, or in our oceans and rivers.ūüõÄ

What could you do to reduce your waste?  Here are our top 5 tips for reducing beauty waste in your bathroom.

1. Why not try switching to shampoo bars rather than buying shampoo in plastic bottles. There are brands that offer different shampoo bars for all different hair types and they can be the equivalent of around three 250-350ml bottles of shampoo! Not only are they plastic-free, they tend to be made with non-toxic ingredients and sustainable practices. There is another replacement for liquid shampoo and that is powder shampoo. A particular brand called Susteau use only the effective dry ingredients needed to wash hair and work on all hair types, including chemically treated hair. Their bottles are made with over 95% ocean-bound recycled plastic and is easily recyclable.


2. The traditional makeup wipe is not only harmful to the environment, but also to your skin. Try using a product that isn't single use and is plastic-free.  Our Simply Gone Makeup remover cloths are reusable, long-lasting and durable! Simply wet with water to remove even the toughest of makeup. They are super soft and have two sides, one to cleanse and one to exfoliate. When you feel the cloth is starting to get a bit too dirty, just wash in the washing machine with your usual load!



3. Swap your plastic razors for a reusable one; the blades are made from stainless steel and can be recycled when you are finished with it.  With the correct treatment and care, they can last you a lifetime.



4. Similarly to swapping your liquid shampoo for a shampoo bar, why not swap your shower gel for soap instead! No plastic involved and soap bars can last a very long time! They come in a huge variety of styles and scents and can add some real luxury to your bathroom.  You could even attempt to make your own soap bars!


5. Plastic toothbrushes are not recyclable, but it is easy to switch to a more sustainable option. Bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable and compostable, with bamboo being a sustainable crop. They are even available in children’s sizes! On top of this you can get biodegradable dental floss.  This effective, plastic free floss has far less environmental impact.


Have you made any bathroom swaps recently to reduce your waste?  Comment below to share.

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