Hands holding small pieces of plastic found on a beach during a beach cleanup.

Go Green with Your Beauty Routine: Why Plastic-Free is the Way to Be

Go Green with Your Beauty Routine: Why Plastic-Free is the Way to Be

As consumers, it's our responsibility to be conscious of the impact our daily choices have on the environment. One area where we can make a significant impact is in our beauty routine. By making the switch to plastic-free beauty products, we can reduce our carbon footprint and support a more sustainable future.

Here are five key reasons why you should consider switching to plastic-free beauty products.

What's the issue with plastic packaging?

Plastic pieces found on a beach clean up. Hands holding small plastic pieces

The beauty industry is notorious for its excessive use of plastic packaging. From shampoo bottles to makeup containers, plastic is everywhere. However, plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, leading to a buildup of plastic waste in our landfills and oceans.

This plastic waste harms wildlife and pollutes the environment. By using plastic-free beauty products, we can reduce our plastic waste and help protect our planet.

Why recycling is not the answer

Many people believe that recycling is the solution to our plastic waste problem. However, only a small percentage of plastic waste actually gets recycled. (less than 9%!!)

Even then, it's often downcycled into lower-quality materials. Ultimately, plastic waste still ends up in our landfills and oceans, causing harm to the environment. By reducing our plastic consumption, we can lessen the burden on our recycling systems and reduce our environmental impact.

But refilling is the solution

Dust&Glow Certified Home compostable kraft pouches. Refillable beauty

The best solution to reduce our plastic waste is to eliminate single-use packaging altogether. Refillable beauty products allow us to reuse the same container over and over again, significantly reducing our plastic waste.

For example, instead of buying a new plastic shampoo bottle every time you run out, you could invest in a refillable shampoo that you can refill. By doing so, you'll save money, reduce your plastic waste, and support a more sustainable economy.

Why we chose aluminium

Aluminium is a great alternative to plastic packaging. It's infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be recycled over and over again without losing its quality. It also takes less energy to recycle aluminium than to produce new aluminium from raw materials.

Additionally, aluminium is a lightweight and strong material, making it ideal for beauty products. By choosing products with aluminium packaging, we can reduce our plastic waste and support a more sustainable economy.

What Dust&Glow does in terms of packaging

At Dust&Glow, we're committed to reducing our environmental impact. That's why we use aluminium packaging for our products and offer refillable home compostable pouches for our full range.

Dust&Glow plastic free refillable aluminium bottles

Our aluminium containers are lightweight, durable, and infinitely recyclable, making them a sustainable choice for conscious beauty lovers. When you're finished with the refill, simply toss it in the compost bin and let nature do the rest.

We also offer bulk options for refill stores or naked packaging stores, making it easier for everyone to make the switch to plastic-free beauty products.


In conclusion, switching to plastic-free beauty products is an easy but impactful step we can take as conscious consumers. By choosing aluminium packaging and refillable products, we can significantly reduce our plastic waste, save money, and support a more sustainable future. At Dust&Glow, we're proud to be part of the plastic-free and refillable beauty movement, and we invite you to join us in making a positive impact on our planet. Shop our home compostable refills and read more about our sustainability commitments to learn more about how we're working towards a more sustainable future.


Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.