There is a staggering amount of plastic waste that is entering landfills every year, which is being combated against with initiatives like luxury British department store group, Selfridge, ban on single-use beauty wipes. The department store has replaced them with eco-friendly alternatives like plastic-based cloths or recyclable options.
The ban on single-use beauty was launched in an effect to reduce their "incredibly harmful" effects on the environment. Daniella Vega, director of sustainability at Selfridges, said: "During a recent Selfridges team beach clean, we saw first-hand the impact they have on our waterways and beaches and we were even more motivated to remove them from our stores." This is because more than 10% of customers flush their makeup wipes down the toilet which leads to blocked sewers and polluted riverbeds.
This is not the first eco-initiative led by Selfridges -- in 2015 the department store stopped selling plastic bottles and no longer sells plastic bags. We can expect the bread to continue being an industry leader with more sustainable practices.
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