Why biodegradable is not the easy answer to beauty's plastic problem

In the search for a greener, ocean-friendly, environmental alternative to the pollutant, cosmetics brands are increasingly touting the compostable packaging option

New kinds of biodegradable plastics are seeping into every aspect of the beauty industry. Skin care brands are now touting compostable options of single-use face wipes, sheet masks are receiving a bioplastic makeover and consumers can opt for 'guilt-free' glitter. But are the 'green' alternatives really the solution to our plastic waste problem?

There's no denying that there is a worldwide plastic crisis and the beauty industry's . . .

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