Did you know that thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads wash into the sea every year? Conventional products like scrubs, shower gels and toothpaste usually contain these plastic bits. They are added in order to massage and exfoliate our skin. However, these bits are harming and killing wildlife and biodiversity.
Last Tuesday UK government has banned the use of plastic microbeads in the manufacturing of cosmetics and personal care products! The ban on the sale of products containing them will follow in July this year!
Here at Wild Beauty Apothecary, we are still in celebration mood, however, we must not stop just there. This move has been truly encouraging but we still have so much work to do. We think that it is everyone’s responsibility to avoid contamination of our nature, don’t you?
You can start simple, by reducing disposable plastic use. Let’s say NO to a plastic straw in the bar. We can carry a refillable coffee cup, water bottles with you, using a reusable lunch boxes & utensils. Get some ideas from Content Beauty and Wellbeing, they have dedicated a whole product category for this.
So many passionate scientists, environmentalists and activists we can learn from. A lot of businesses and bloggers out there who carry ethical values at heart. Are you are passionate about the environment like us? You should try to check them out. Their stories and passions will inspire you. Together we can make a better choice for ourselves and our Planet.
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