You won’t believe how many tons of plastic skincare containers are produced globally every year!
Plastic production has increased significantly over the past few decades, and the cosmetics industry is a major user of plastic packaging.
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), approximately 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950, and most of this plastic is still in existence in some form. Plastic production has been increasing steadily, and it is estimated that an additional 34 billion tons of plastic will be produced by 2050 if current trends continue.
Jan 25, 2022In 2018, in the U.S. alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created just for beauty and personal care products. And the problem is set to get worse. The global cosmetics market generated approximately US$ 341.1 billion in 2020 —and it’s expected to grow to US$ 560.50 billion by 2030.
This means that more than 31.6 billion rigid cosmetic packages were used in 2018 world wide and that doesn’t count flexible packages such as paste tubes and pouches. By 2030 it will be 52 BILLION rigid plastic packages.
To reduce the amount of plastic waste and its impact on the environment, it’s important for individuals and companies to reduce their use of plastic products and packaging and to recycle when possible. Organic Essence is already making more eco-friendly options, such as biodegradable packaging, to reduce the overall impact on the environment. It’s also important for consumers to support these efforts by choosing products that are sustainably packaged.