Guest blog - Beauty at What Cost?
Guest blog by Lukas Gutierrez from Arizona State University Sustain Earth - Our Mission: We provide sustainability information, news and ideas in an accessible form—without simplifying the issues. Our goal is to help people discover the science and explore ideas for living more sustainably every day. At Sustainable Earth, we seek to show that every small lifestyle change you make can make a positive difference for a cleaner planet. The beauty industry is a massive market, estimated at $48.8 billion and continuing to grow. Personal style and expression play a significant role in our lives, and makeup is a popular way to express ourselves. However, the impact of the beauty industry and cosmetic ingredients on the planet is immense and cannot be ignored. From excessive packaging waste to the use of natural resources like palm and soy, the beauty industry has significant sustainability implications. According to the social justice platform TRVST , beauty packaging amounts t