How To Solve The Plastic Problem With Zero-Waste Policy

Mi-Anne Chan, the beauty writer of Refinery29’s, explores all the new trends, products and sub-cultures in the world of beauty.

There are so many plastic items like, pumps, pipettes and tooth-paste tubes that are discarded on a regular basis, after use. The alarming situation is that these cosmetics, skin-care and hair-care industries are largely dependent on plastic, and plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose.

In 2018 the writer took some steps to lessen the use of disposable plastic products by recycling the film plastics and composting food scraps so they could be used as manure. This was greatly due to New York’s Plastic Bag and Film Plastic Reduction Act. The United State wastes more than $160 billion of food a year, this fact prompted the writer to compost the food scraps. But then in 2019 decided to get education about the waste in the field of beauty.

But we see that recycling is not the ultimate solution to this problem because 91% of plastics aren’t recycled at all. But the “zero-waste movement” has brought a marked reduction in the amount of waste we produce individually.

By living this zero-waste life-style we absolutely discard nothing because we are either composting, reusing, recycling or upcycling our products. Although this task may seem to be quite daunting, as it is not that easy to live in this way. But then living in such a style that you have the least impact on nature, will produce some beneficial and positive results. And this will have some far-reaching effects on our echo-system. So this month the writer succeeded in making her own beauty regime which included the minimal waste of products. This was made possible with the help of Lauren Singer the founder of Package Free.

Mi-Anne Chan, the beauty writer of Refinery29’s, explores all the new trends, products and sub-cultures in the world of beauty.

There are so many plastic items like, pumps, pipettes and tooth-paste tubes that are discarded on a regular basis, after use. The alarming situation is that these cosmetics, skin-care and hair-care industries are largely dependent on plastic, and plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose.

In 2018 the writer took some steps to lessen the use of disposable plastic products by recycling the film plastics and composting food scraps so they could be used as manure. This was greatly due to New York’s Plastic Bag and Film Plastic Reduction Act. The United State wastes more than $160 billion of food a year, this fact prompted the writer to compost the food scraps. But then in 2019 decided to get education about the waste in the field of beauty.

But we see that recycling is not the ultimate solution to this problem because 91% of plastics aren’t recycled at all. But the “zero-waste movement” has brought a marked reduction in the amount of waste we produce individually.

By living this zero-waste life-style we absolutely discard nothing because we are either composting, reusing, recycling or upcycling our products. Although this task may seem to be quite daunting, as it is not that easy to live in this way. But then living in such a style that you have the least impact on nature, will produce some beneficial and positive results. And this will have some far-reaching effects on our echo-system. So this month the writer succeeded in making her own beauty regime which included the minimal waste of products. This was made possible with the help of Lauren Singer the founder of Package Free.

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