Plastic is both an important packaging material and a prevalent pollutant, and The Body Shop wanted to know what cosmetic plastic Americans throw away the most.
Personal care brand The Body Shop released a study on plastic waste earlier this year, looking into consumer habits in throwing away cosmetic plastics in the United States. The study covered what gets thrown away, how much and what the habits around cosmetic plastics are.
Microplastic pollution has been found across ecosystems, including waterways, in fish and on some of the high peaks in the world.
As the year rounds the corner to Plastic Free July, here are three of the key takeaways from The Body Shop’s “Body Plastic Pile Up” study.