Make Up Sponge

The cost of beauty – make-up wipes: made of plastic, don’t biodegrade, block sewers, unkind to skin – time for a rethink

By Alex Fox | 5 May 2021

We’re flushing away or binning an astonishing 11 billion wet wipes every year, which can take up to 100 years to biodegrade. BusinessWaste.co.uk, waste management specialist, is concerned about the volume of waste being created by used make-up wipes and says as a nation, we need to change our ways.…

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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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Titanic Spa

UK’s first eco-spa implements ‘clean air act’

By Sophie Nutt | 7 December 2018

Titanic Spa, the UK’s first eco-spa, has launched a ‘clean air act’ to provide a clean breathing space both inside and outside of the spa. Following the statistics that pollution causes up to 36,000 early deaths a year in the UK and the news that London regularly breaches EU air…

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