The fashion and beauty industry can be hard on Mother Nature. Fabric, raw materials, packaging, processing, production, and shipping can leave a lasting environmental footprint (even if it is in the shape of a six-inch heel). Thankfully, many companies, brands, and retailers are adopting environmentally friendly and sustainable practices in an effort to decrease their impact on the environment. Looking good and doing good has never been so rewarding.
MAC — If you’re a MAC cosmetics fan, save your empty cosmetics packaging and participate in their Back to MAC program. Return six empty MAC containers (eye shadow, foundation, lipstick, etc.), and in return, they will give you a free lipstick of your choice.
London Drugs — The family owned and operated drugstore recycles cardboard, Styrofoam, plastic bags, electronics, and now beauty packaging. Their recent collaboration with TerraCycle is aimed at reducing the waste that the beauty industry produces. Drop off your empty beauty packaging at their recycling collection boxes located in all of their stores (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan), and TerraCycle will turn them into items like park benches and garbage bins.