In a collaboration with ELLE Canada, we tell the story behind a 1950s deodorant that marked the beginning of the cosmetic industry's plastic problem, and learn what some of today's biggest beauty brands are doing to reduce plastic waste.
Produced by John Harry and Sarah Daniel, with files from Victoria DiPlacido
Episode cover art by Jed Tallo, with help from Salina Vanderhorn
Theme song by Spacek
Special thanks to Adrienne and Scarlett Harry, James Bennett, and Vito Buonsante of Environmental Defence.
Read Victoria's story on The Body Shop’s Community Trade Recycled Plastic program at ELLE Canada.
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