The Zero Waste Beauty Report


It’s no secret that the overconsumption of the earth’s resources (along with the amount of waste produced) is having a harmful impact on our planet.


The zero waste movement - which seeks to redesign resource lifecycles - is gaining momentum, as companies of all shapes and sizes strategize to eliminate waste across their supply chains in order to reduce environmental impact.

Whilst there’s still so much to be done, there are some very inspiring zero waste initiatives and developments in the beauty and personal care space right now. This report aims to highlight some of the most inspirational examples of creative reuse and wider sustainability efforts in the beauty industry (including some examples from the home cleaning and food industries too!), which ultimately focus on reducing consumption of new resources; identify waste as a valuable resource; and support the transition from a linear take-make-dispose system to a circular one.

The report also provides insight into the future of zero waste beauty, taking a particular look at ingredients and formulas, packaging materials and supply chain traceability.