This year, World Sustainability falls on Wednesday 23rd October. This day was created to remind the community of the importance of caring for the environment and the steps to do so, putting the topic of sustainability on the global stage. Celebrated on the last Wednesday of every October, schools, companies and organizations dedicating the day to living sustainably.
At Plastic Free Beauty Day, we are fully committed to sustainability, specifically in the beauty and cosmetics industry.The global beauty industry produces over 142 Billion units of packaging every single year. Leaders in the industry are working towards more sustainable packaging and products which will not sacrifice the earth for our beauty products. Plastic Free Beauty encourages consumers to shop more consciously with packaging able to be reused, recycled and upcycled in so many ways.
Businesses are now able to pledge their sustainability efforts with 1% for the Planet. This is a global movement which businesses to commit 1% of annual revenue to environmental nonprofit organisations around the world. These organisations are working together toward a common goal: protecting the future of our planet.
Since 1% for the Planet was founded in 2002, it has helped to direct hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental nonprofits around the world. It acts not only as a commitment to fund these groups, but is also a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, donors and nonprofit organizations working together toward a common goal.
However, World Sustainability Day isn’t just for businesses – every single person can make a difference, especially as a conscientious beauty consumer. You can get involved by doing something as small as buying refillable beauty products from L’Occitane, choosing a brand with plastic-free packaging like WE ARE PARADOXX or by upcycling your product packaging. Why not also try out MAC’s “Back to MAC” program which allows you to return 6 empty products in exchange for a lipstick of your choice. It really is that easy.
For even more ways to be sustainable or to add yourself or your business to pledge visit 1% for the Planet.