• Less Than 9% of Beauty Products Are Recycled, but Nordstrom's New Program Aims to Fix That

    27 days ago - By Pop Sugar

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    In an effort to reduce the amount of waste in landfills created by plastic packaging in the beauty industry, Nordstrom has announced a new nationwide recycling program called Beautycycle , in partnership with global recycling leader TerraCycle .
    As of Oct. 1, shoppers can bring in their empty beauty products to be recycled at any of Nordstrom's full-line stores or Nordstrom local service hubs in the US. At the Beautycycle drop-off boxes available at the department stores, shoppers can dispose of empty cosmetic, hair-care, and skin-care packaging, regardless of the brand or where the...
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  • Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds Are Now Banned in England In an Effort to Reduce Single-Use Plastic

    Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds Are Now Banned in England In an Effort to Reduce Single-Use Plastic

    27 days ago - By Pop Sugar

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    From today, a ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds will be in force in England. "The ban on straws, stirrers, and cotton buds is just the next step in our battle against plastic pollution and our pledge to protect our ocean and the environment for future generations," said environment secretary George Eustice. The government did, however, make it clear that people with disabled people and those with medical conditions will be able to request plastic straws from pubs and restaurants and also purchase them at pharmacies. The news on...
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