Leading by example

Leading by example: How Dior are reducing their eco-footprint by refillable lipsticks

Leading by example: How Dior are reducing their eco-footprint by refillable lipsticks

It’s astounding to think that your regular morning go to, could be having a detrimental effect to our local community, our ecosystems and our overall carbon footprint.

According to ‘Beat the Microbead’, the beauty industry produces more than 120 billion units of packaging globally, that’s every year! Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled, and about 12% incinerated and all the rest – 79% - ended up in landfills, dumps, or the natural environment.

But thankfully the world is becoming more socially conscious and consumers are taking an eco-friendlier approach when it comes to their daily beauty routine.  Brands large and small are stepping up their game, by inheriting a sustainable, responsible and ethically sourced approach within the products they provide.

Though unfortunately products that are marketed with ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ can come with a big price tag.  But high street brands and beauty conglomerates are making big changes and are providing creative and innovative ways to make our beauty routine more friendly and at a more reasonable price.

And now, the name on everyone’s lips is Dior. Dior have recently launched 75 new refillable lipsticks as part of their new Rouge Dior collection. Thought this isn’t the first time Dior have provided refillable lipsticks, as Peter Phillips, creative and image director for Dior Make-up reminds us of the 1953 version of the house’s classic red lipstick. So not an entirely new concept for Dior.

But they’re not the only trailblazers within the beauty industry. We’ve seen the likes of L’Oréal, Estee Lauder, Maybelline and Garnier, adopting sustainable practices to a make a positive difference within our world.

Now we all have the ability to be cruelty-free, vegan, animal friendly and sustainable within our everyday beauty rituals. So, what can you do to help the global cause? Here are a few tips….

  1. Look into the brand. Do they have eco-friendly practices?
  2. Read the labels
  3. Buy products with eco-friendly packaging or no packaging
  4. Recycle or reuse containers
  5. Use less water

What changes have you made in your beauty routine to be eco-friendly? Leave us a comment below

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