If you’re trying to formulate products with an awareness of their environmental impact, understanding the terminology around green issues is a must. This infographic, created with research from personal care expert Priscilla Taylor, outlines the main environmental lingo you need to know to create products that speak to consumers who want greener products.
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Highlights from the infographic:
- Degradable materials are broken down by natural forces like air, light and water.
- UV rays from the sun break down photodegradable substances.
- Micro-organisms are responsible for the decomposition of biodegradable materials.
- Polyethylene (EU) microbeads are non-biodegradable and have commonly been used as exfoliants in scrubs and cleansers.
- Alternatives to polyethylene microbeads include
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