The production of skincare products
can generate greenhouse gas emissions, particularly if the manufacturing process involves energy-intensive activities such as the extraction and refining of raw materials or the use of fossil fuels for transportation. Additionally, the disposal of skincare products can have negative environmental impacts, particularly if they are not disposed of properly and end up in landfills or waterways.
The environmental impact of skincare products
It is important to consider the environmental impact of skincare products and to choose products that are produced and disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. This can include choosing products that are made with sustainably sourced ingredients, packaged in recyclable materials, and disposed of properly.
TerraCycle is a company that specializes in recycling hard-to-recycle materials, including some types of skincare product packaging. Check if your skincare brand has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle their packaging.
If your skincare products are made with natural ingredients, such as plant-based oils and extracts, they may be compostable. Check with your local composting facility to see if they accept skincare products.
Hazardous waste disposal
Some skincare products, such as those containing hazardous chemicals or prescription medications, may need to be disposed of as hazardous waste. Check with your local waste management facility to see if they offer hazardous waste disposal services.