by Greg Kalai
It’s no secret that our plastic consumption is kinda crazy and is having a really bad impact on the environment. Over 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the beauty industry worldwide, and most of it is non-recyclable, ending up in landfills where it can take up to 500 years to fully decompose. Bleh.
Lots of governments have recently stepped up and banned microbeads in personal care products as well as implemented laws to cut down on plastic bags, straws and other items that we’ve taken for granted. Only a fool will think that this is enough to combat the devastating impacts of plastic pollution but that is not the point. The point is that big change starts with small change. If you change the way you drink water, shampoo your hair, brush your teeth or wash your body, you might work your way towards a smaller footprint.
If you want to do your bit and cut down your personal use of single-use plastic, shampoo, body bars and oral tablets might just be the answer. Cutting out the synthetic bottles, bars and tablets prove to be sturdy, convenient and longer-lasting, often outperforming their plastic counterparts. (Our bar of soap can outlast 2-3 bottles of liquid formula, depending on your frequency and hair length, meaning low repurchase rates for you.)