Take a look in your bathroom – and your gym bag – and you’re sure to find a plethora of plastic in the products you use, from shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles to deodorant and disposable razors. While nobody’s suggesting you ditch your post- workout showers to help the environment, it might be time to embark on an eco-friendly cleansing routine. Switch to products in recyclable packaging or even glass – Aesop, Tata Harper and Beauty Kitchen are all great brands to try. Alternatively, forgo packaging altogether and buy soap bars and solid shampoos. Lush is pioneering this zero-waste, ‘naked’ style packaging.
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We also love Ethique (ethiqueworld.com), the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand dedicated solely to producing handmade solid beauty bars in place of liquid products. Created by British-born biochemist Brianne West, they’ve already saved over 3.3 million plastic bottles from production (and landfill), and the cruelty-free, vegan and 100 per cent sustainably sourced face, hair and body bars last up to five times longer than their traditional bottled counterparts.