An updated collection of articles, features, and interesting posts I find while browsing the web that aren't necessarily beauty-related. Articles included are from activists, beauty educators, and companies. If you love reading online articles, this one's for you!
Big beauty brands without an eco-conscious want these natural ingredients in large quantities- and they also want it cheap and quickly regardless of the impact on the environment.. This results in more pesticides in soil and also depletes non-renewable natural resources with unsustainable farming practices.
Global production and demand for palm oil increasing rapidly. Plantations are spreading across Asia, Africa and Latin America, which is threatening the habitats of several endangered species like orangutans, elephants and tigers. Around 90% of the world's oil palm trees are grown on a few islands in Malaysia and Indonesia – islands containing some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Here, there is a direct relationship between the growth of oil palm estates and deforestation.
The average person’s morning routine puts him/her into contact with over 100 chemicals before breakfast, according to Aubrey Hampton and Susan Hussey, founder and vice-president of marketing, respectively, of Aubrey Organics. The cumulative effect of all of the chemicals in these products can add up over time, and no one truly knows what the results are.
There are a lot of small changes we can do to minimize waste in our daily lives. You can start out slow, and do small things that can make a big difference in the long term, like choosing a reusable water bottle or coffee mug instead of going through single-use plastic bottles; or, if you always forget your reusable coffee mug at home, just avoid plastic coffee lids. It’s definitely not about being perfect...
“Some of the 4.1 pounds of trash individual Americans produce each day can be recycled, but according to the EPA, even though 75 percent of our waste is recyclable, only 30 percent actually makes it into the recycling stream,” says Piper.
Model and artist Torin Ashtun has a thoughtful, self-aware air about her—but don’t mistake her chill factor for passivity. No, this woman knows how to pursue her goals. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she experienced intense challenges (including periods of homelessness) during her formative years, but consistently found meaning and refuge in creativity.
But this is what I realized: money is meant to be in a healthy cycle of giving and receiving, making and spending.
However, the last morsel of product from these fit-for-a-queen containers is made all the more painful by having to toss them out. Such quality and consideration should not be laid to waste. First and foremost, we really shouldn’t be tossing any of our product containers directly into the garbage.