Getty Images London retailer Selfridges has announced it’s removing all single-use, plastic-based beauty wipes from sale and use in its Beauty Halls. In their place, the store will provide recyclable or re-usable alternatives in a bid to encourage its customers to consume more sustainably. The move further reinforces the retailer’s commitment to tackle the issue of ocean plastics following the launch of its Project Ocean campaign almost a decade ago. Selfridges , which was founded in 1909, undertook some customer research prior to the ban and found that less than a fifth of consumers knew that it can take 100 years for plastic-based single-use wipes to fully degrade. Read more The research also found that one in five of consumers use beauty wipes at least once a day. Commenting on the move, Daniella Vega, Director of Sustainability at Selfridges, said: "“Single-use beauty wipes have been a staple of many beauty drawers, but they are incredibly harmful to the environment. 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." And the removal of wipes has caused elation amongst […]


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