Why biodegradable is not the easy answer to beauty's plastic problem

By Sarah Parsons | Published: 27-Nov-2020

In the search for a greener, ocean-friendly, environmental alternative to the pollutant, cosmetics brands are increasingly touting the compostable packaging option

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New kinds of biodegradable plastics are seeping into every aspect of the beauty industry. Skin care brands are now touting compostable options of single-use face wipes, sheet masks are receiving a bioplastic makeover and consumers can opt for 'guilt-free' glitter. But are the 'green' alternatives really the solution to our plastic waste problem?

There's no denying that there is a worldwide plastic crisis and the beauty industry's

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