120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry.
Plastic can only be recycled a number of times, in the end it all becomes plastic waste.
Over half of the world’s plastic thrown out in 2015 was plastic packaging, over 141 million metric tons.
After disposal, plastic products take around 500 years to break down.
Cardboard that envelopes perfumes, serums and moisturizers contribute to the loss of 18 million acres of forest each year.
By 2050, the plastic industry may account for 20% of the world’s total oil consumption if plastic production continues as is.
Only 9% of all plastic waste on Earth has been recycled.
By 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.
By 2050, an estimated 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic if plastic production continues as is.
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