Plastic pollution in cosmetics

La-pollution-plastique-en-cosmétique - Homnès

Each year, in France, around 175 million bottles of shower gel, shampoo and conditioner are produced and consumed.

Although France has set an ambitious target for 100% recycling of plastic produced, the recycling rate painfully reaches 26% in 2022, with the rest being incinerated or buried in landfills. In addition, each year, France exports millions of tonnes of waste to emerging countries where traceability can be uncertain. In 2020, for example, of the 12 million tonnes of waste exported by France according to customs services, 800,000 tonnes were plastic waste.

Globally, it is estimated that 32% of plastics produced will end up in nature, particularly in the oceans. The ingestion of marine debris affects and poisons marine wildlife, particularly sea turtles and seabirds, but it does not spare other marine mammals and fish either. These animals generally swallow marine debris which they mistake for prey.

According to the World Health Organization, the dispersion of plastic in nature can lead to the presence of some of its components in the human food chain.

Contrary to popular belief, plastic is not infinitely recyclable and is subject to degradation with each new cycle. So, recycling is not a miracle solution to the problem of plastic waste.


Faced with this problem, the only viable solution is to avoid the production and use of plastic packaging.

It is with this in mind that Homnès is committed to offering a solid shampoo that performs as well as a professional quality bottled shampoo , while eliminating the use of plastic.

We are determined to support the ecological transition without compromising quality. Today, Maison-Atelier Homnès offers a shampoo without plastic packaging, and tomorrow, it is committed to maintaining the same quality while favoring locally produced ingredients.


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Sources :

Sea Cleaners
Ministry of Ecological Transition


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