How Reusable makeup pads can reduce your carbon footprint.

Posted by Paul Williamson on

Yes, believe it or not, these reusable pads do reduce your carbon footprint and significantly may I add there is a study that showed that just one of these reusable pads account to 500-600 makeup up remover wipes which can play a huge part in your carbon footprint fully made up of materials that are not biodegradable. the damage that these wipes can do to this planet is just astronomical. 

They can be reused

Unlike makeup remover wipes which are made of polyester, polypropylene, cotton, wood, pulp, rayon fibres. Most of which is a plastic compound and have the potential to threaten marine life by releasing microplastics into the food chain. It also takes years for makeup wipes to be decomposed and so they tend to float about in oceans or pile up on garbage islands which are lethal to oceans as they increase its acidity making the oceans unliveable to much marine life and terrain. 

But these makeup pads can be reused...

It is as simple as that. Once you've taken off your days worth of makeup these pads can be put in the washer and there good to go. If you suspect that these reusable pads may store bacteria think again because these pads are made up of 70% of bamboo fibres the pads have natural antibacterial properties.

women using reusable makeup pads

This is because bamboo inherits natural barricade against bacteria, most varieties of bacteria and bugs that attempt to thrive on the bamboo plant are eradicated naturally on contact. Bamboo is one of the rare plants that can survive all that nature can throw at it. 

However, you may ask does the manufacturing process destroy the antibacterial properties of bamboo?

The most amazing fact is that the antibacterial properties of bamboo aren’t destroyed when being manufactured. When bamboo tufts are processed into bamboo fibre, the antibacterial properties of bamboo remain in the bamboo fabric. In short, it is the cleanest, most hygienic fabric to make facial pads out of.

So if 70% of the pads are made of bamboo fibres whats the other 30%. 

The other 30% is just cotton. Which creates smooth-surfaced material so doesn't cause you skin irritation and is also an effective removal.

 As well if you're worried about the makeup pads getting lost with your washing machine you can always use the 100% cotton laundry bag that comes with the pads this is super handy when you need to wash a load of clothes but would also like to be able to use fresh clean pads it also reduces the amount of washing you have to do which is a bonus. 

When you feel like chucking that bag away don't worry its biodegradable.

6 reusable makeup pads with laundry bag

If you're interested in purchasing these bamboo reusable makeup pads you can buy them here - https://thewillowtrader.co.uk/products/reusable-makeup-pads

They're money saving.

Yes. you heard it here guys. Not only will you become a hero to the world but you'll also be able to make some savings out of purchasing these makeup pads

Though more expensive to your usual pack of makeup wipes at first you only have to buy these makeup pads once and they last you at least 1 year. which means you will save money in the long run. 

 Assuming your pack of 25 wipes costs 60 pence from your local supermarket, 500 wipes would cost you roughly £12. That means that most reusable makeup pads are four times cheaper. Plus, the eco-friendlier options are much better quality.

one reusable pad = around 500-600 wipes that sounds like plenty to me. 

They're Biodegradable.

Because these pads are plastic-free it means you can throw them away (after at least a year) without worrying there going to be deposited on to some mass collection of waste in the middle of the ocean.

Just like other cellulose-based clothing materials, bamboo fibre is biodegradable in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. Having reached the end of its useful life, clothing made from bamboo can be composted and disposed of in an organic and environmentally friendly manner.

Manufacturers estimate that it takes 4 to 6 months for organic bamboo to biodegrade naturally if organic cotton is blended, it can take as little as 1 to 5 months for organic cotton to completely biodegrade, close to an apple core which takes approximately 2 months,

They may be devilishly convenient, but our mass use of wet wipes is causing big problems for the environment. They make up an eye-watering 93% of the material in the garbage islands blocking our sewers, and the government is finally taking movement as part of its war against plastic waste.

makeup wipes in the ocean

Its campaign includes cracking down on "single-use products like wet wipes", the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said 'Most wipes contain non-biodegradable plastics such as polyester and other non-biodegradable materials and could take up to 100 years to break down'. If that doesn't sound shocking to you I don't know what does.

Not only does this reduce your footprint but studies show that these pads are more effective when it comes to stripping your face of makeup as the small bamboo fibres can absorb much more makeup of your face than a regular wipe or cotton pad.

They're Sustainable 

It starts out looking good. Bamboo can be a very sustainable crop; a fast-growing grass, it needs no fertiliser and self-regenerates from its roots, so it doesn’t need to be replanted. When compared to cotton farming, which requires large sums of water, pesticides and effort, the advantages are pretty clear.

Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to standard trees which can take 30+ years to grow.

In the right conditions, it can grow 3 feet tall in 24 hours which means you can watch it grow with your own eyes! This makes it a super sustainable option due to its natural rejuvenating properties.

Plus, harmful pesticides and chemicals aren't needed when picking the bamboo. This means the farming is natural, and never wrecks the environment.

It’s no wonder that bamboo is regularly named as the new ‘green steel’ for its versatility and durability in production, with whole homes now being built solely from this sturdy plant.

Bamboo has both strength and a long lifespan whilst remaining light and effortless to move around. With usual care, your bamboo products can be used over and over again without the worry of them decaying.

Bamboo forests have immense positive advantages for the environment as this astonishingly fruitful plant efficiently stores carbon.

 Bamboo consumes 2 times more carbon dioxide than trees, which is why they're identified to function as carbon sinks. It also makes a large amount of oxygen, equaling up to 30% more than most plants and trees.

 As well as this, bamboo plants have solid roots in the ground which makes the soil more durable. This means it can support and heal the land, and limit landslides. So in countries which are likely to have landslides, bamboo could be a good choice.

 Finally, bamboo helps preserve biodiversity and endangered species by constructing homes for a variety of different animals. Bamboo forests save and protect the species living in that forest, by providing both homes and food. Don’t ignore the giant pandas who rely on bamboo only!

Our Pro Tip: We know this sounds super odd but why not try using our activated charcoal toothpaste to cleanse your face after moving your make up. Then finish off with our vitamin c serum for and ultra-soft skin feel.

If your looking to buy Wholesale Reusable Makeup Pads you can purchase them here - https://thewillowtrader.co.uk/pages/wholesale-reusable-makeup-pads

You may be interested in this related article below - 

https://thewillowtrader.co.uk/blogs/news/switching-to-bamboo-earbuds

 


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