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Thanks Feel Good Style for help disposing toxic cosmetics! #toxiccosmetics #naturalbeauty

Thanks Feel Good Style for help disposing toxic cosmetics! #toxiccosmetics #naturalbeauty

We write a lot about ditching your toxic cosmetics in favor of safer alternatives, but how should you dispose of them? Can you just toss them into the trash? Related: How to Fix Broken Eye Shadow According to a recent piece that Lisa Forher shared over at The Good Human , throwing your old, toxic cosmetics into the bin isn’t the best way to dispose of them. Forher explains that cosmetics that contain chemicals like parabens, BPA, 1,4 Dioxane pollute the land and water surrounding landfills just like any other toxic waste. The U.S. Geological Survey calls the mix of chemicals that accumulates under landfills leachate . Leachate is made up of more than 130 hazardous chemicals, some of which are found in toxic cosmetics. In fact, leachate is such a problem that Environmental Working Group spokesperson Samantha Geller says that if “the ingredients aren’t egregious,” it’s bette...

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