Plastic free/ plastic reduced/ zero waste/ waste less bathroom ;)
Look around your bathroom and count the plastic products you can see on first sight:
plastic bottles, plastic toothbrush, plastic hair brush, plastic toothpaste, plastic micro beads in the peeling, disposable plastic razor, etc.
Conventional plastic made out of a nonrenewable material called petroleum/fossile fuel, and the drilling for this material is already harming our environment. Plastic is also a material made to last forever, mostly made for single use products, pollutes our soil and water when it ends up on landfill or the ocean.
Not only the packaging can be harmful, the ingredients can be too.
Take a look at the ingredients of your products: any words you can’t spell? Any ingredients where you don’t even know what they are? Did you know that they sometimes use plastic micro beads in tooth paste, soap and peelings?
Our skin is the biggest organ we have. It absorbs everything we put on it quickly and it goes straight into our blood. I heard that a woman nowadays put about 500 chemicals on their skin every day! Imagine what that means to our body if most of it are synthetic ingredients.
Synthetic ingredients can be harmful for us and if they can be harmful for us they can also be harmful for the environment.
E.g. a lot of conventional sunscreens are dangerous for coral reefs and ocean wild life. In touristic spots turtles and fish are developing cancer, not only because they are stressed with all the people but also because a lot of ingredients in synthetic sunscreens are harmful!
What we can do?
We can be mindful about the products we buy. Get informed and try to buy the natural products rather than the synthetics ones. We can make our own products easily....
I tried to cover the most common products in my following posts. From hair to toe, theres always a more eco friendly choice we can do.....
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