Bearing in mind that 823kg of cotton is produced per second, you can imagine that waste that's created. Which is why washable cleansing pads are all the rage with consumers who want to save the planet along with their dosh. Available in a range of fabrics, they work the same way as disposable cotton pads - place a dollop of cleanser on the pad and wipe off any make up or grime. The only difference is that once your done, you pop it into a little bag and add it to your wash. Once clean and dry, you can start all over again! Popular and practical, washable pads reduce pollution caused by cotton production, alongside the amount of water used for its manufacture. Washable cleansing pads have two sides - one soft and smooth to cleanse sensitive zones and a thicker, coarser side to get rid of stubborn make up. They may cost more to buy than your run of the mill pads, but the fact that they're washable and suit all skin types, makes them cheaper in the long run.