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Selfridges bans single-use wipes in beauty halls

By Sophie Nutt | 29 November 2019

Selfridges has announced it is removing all single-use, plastic-based beauty wipes from sale and use in its beauty halls. Instead, the store will provide recyclable or re-usable alternatives in a bid to encourage its customers to consume more sustainably. Less than a fifth of Selfridges customers knew that it can…

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Cotton buds & plastic straws to be banned to tackle plastic pollution

By Sophie Nutt | 22 May 2019

Cotton buds, plastic straws and stirrers are to be banned in England from April next year (2020) in a bid to help tackle plastic pollution. The ban comes after campaigns from Sir David Attenborough and the UN calling for a reduction in plastic waste that cannot decompose, seeing more pressure…

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CIDESCO supports ban on glitter that contains micro-plastics

By Sophie Nutt | 9 April 2019

CIDESCO has called on its global membership to help protect the environment by advising schools, students and make-up artists to only use glitter made from non-plastic alternatives. Standard glitter that is used for dramatic and costume make-up designs is made from etched aluminium that is bonded to a form of…

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