“Rigid plastics, like shampoo
bottles and moisturizer jars—really, anything that keeps its shape—are recyclable,”
says Shannon Bergstrom, sustainability manager at Recycle Track Systems.
“But soft plastics, like product wrapping or even shopping bags, are not readily recyclable.”
By Maddie Aberman
Women’s Health Magazine, April 2019
One unboxing can reveal a lot: cellophane wrapping, external and internal cardboard containers, paper pamphlets, multiple plastic components – and that’s before you even reach the product itself. All that excess adds up: packaging and container waste account for 21 percent of the material in U.S. landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But thanks to a growing number of eco-minded brands, you don’t have to pick between your skin-care stash and helping the planet.