Sadly, like most other industries, the personal care market has a pretty significant negative impact on the environment. This is primarily because the bulk of products come in single use, hard-to-recycle plastic. However some brands are saying “budge over plastic, we’re opting for bamboo.” Others are swapping out certain materials (like single-use plastic) and nasty ingredients (petrochemicals and palm oil, for example) for more sustainable alternatives. Here are a few sustainable swaps we are totally all for this Plastic Free July (and beyond).
If you’re wondering why everyone has been carrying on about plastic lately, we’re here to let you in on the secret. It’s because it’s Plastic Free July - the perfect time to do a little check and see if there are any ways you could reduce the amount of single use plastic in your life.
Perhaps you’re a surfer, or a swimmer? Heck, even if you’re not an ocean lover, surely you’re interested in freeing the planet of pollution? You know, for the greater good and all. With a little thought, we can all do our bit for the environment. Take the ‘Seabin Project’, for example
Have you ever taken a moment to consider that plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment?
You might not really be bothered by this fact but in the grand scheme of things, it creates both short term and long term effects, and will no doubt have hideous effects on future generations to come if we don’t step up and do something about it.