Why single use wipes are bad for the environment.
47% of make up wearers regularly use single use face wipes and pads; it takes years for makeup wipes to breakdown in the landfill, which is where they are most likely to end up. Wipes are made from a combination of things such as polyester, polypropylene, cotton, wood pulp, and rayon fibers, many of which are not biodegradable, and it can take years to break down.
Also many make up wearers tend to flush used cleansing wipes and single-use cotton pads, causing a range of environmental problems and sewer blockages.
Many of these are facial wipes, and as sewer pipes lead to our oceans, this means that these single-use make up removal products are ended up in the ocean impacting water quality and sea life.
The Alternative solution:
So what should you do?
The first step is to stop buying and using disposable makeup remover wipes. Start using an environmentally friendly wash cloth, or an organic cotton fiber cloth to clean your face, along with an organic cleanser and makeup remover. The most popular eco-friendly makeup removal cloth options include cloths that are made with 100% cotton such as flannel rounds, crocheted cloths, and bamboo cotton pads, in addition to plastic-free microfibre cloths.