The fashion and beauty industry can be hard on Mother Nature. Fabric, raw materials, packaging, processing, production, and shipping can leave a lasting environmental footprint (even if it is in the shape of a six-inch heel). Thankfully, many companies, brands, and retailers are adopting environmentally friendly and sustainable practices in an effort to decrease their impact on the environment.
Family owned and operated drugstore, London Drugs, is one of those companies, and their recent collaboration with TerraCycle is aimed at reducing the waste that the beauty industry produces. London Drugs is the first major retailer to implement recycling collection boxes at all of its stores (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan) to collect empty beauty packaging. Waste recycling company, TerraCycle, will then turn the waste into items like park benches and garbage bins.