Conventional cotton pads are a disaster for the environment. Cotton is grown with a massive use of pesticides, fertilisers and water. Therefore, cotton should not be use as single-use item.
To make matters worse, the cotton pads are usually packed in plastic. Packaging is a huge contributor to the plastic problem.
Luckily, there are alternatives which are reusable, empowering you to create a waste free makeup removal routine.
Zero-waste makeup removal
Avoid disposable cotton pads and use reusable makeup remover pads to reduce your daily waste. You can use reusable pads or a soft cloth. The pads can simply be washed in the laundry. They come with a laundry bag to wash them together. This simple routine avoids a lot of waste to be generated.