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Tips on how to reduce plastic pollution
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. From busy tourist beaches to uninhabited, tropical islands, litter is everywhere. Approx 5,000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK. 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution every single year.
How does litter ends up in the sea?
Two-thirds of it comes straight from land based sources: litter being left on the beach or washed down rivers and drains from litter being dropped in towns and cities. It comes from industry spills, badly managed landfill sites and bins near the coast or by being flushed down the loo. The remainder is lost at sea such as containers going overboard or lost fishing gear.
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How to reduce plastic pollution?
- Participate in a beach or waterway clean up. We can all contribute to reduce the use of plastic in our daily life. If we all when out for a walk pick up a piece of plastic litter, we will over time see a change in nature and in the urban environment.
- Wherever you live, the easiestand most direct way that you can get started is by reducing your own use of single-use plastic. Try to avoid plastic bags, utensils, dry cleaning bags, straws, cups and other plastic items and purchuse reusable version of those products.
- Recycle properly. This should be without saying but when you use single-use and other plastics that can be recycled, always be sure to recycle them. At present only 9% of plastic is recycled worlwide. It is also important to check with your local recycling centre or council what they exacately they recycle.
- Avoid products containing microbeads. Tiny plastic particles, called microbeads have become a growing source of ocean plastic pollution in recent years. Microbeads are found in some face scrubs, toothpastes and body washes. They enter our oceans and waterways through sewer systems and affect hundreds of marine species. Please check the list of ingredients of cosmetic products you buy and look for “polythelene” and “polypropylene”.
How we are different?
Looking after our beautiful world is one of the most important aim we have.
That’s why we
- work with only natural plant-based, mainly organically certified ingredients
- use natural glass bottles that hasn’t been spray
- got bespoke designed a natural cork closure
- our paper tags are laminate free to avoid plastic
- have a biodegradable sticker on our bottles
- a biodegradable non-plastic temper evident sleeve
- have a no box, no waste policy
- when we post our products out, we use a 100% recycled kraft box and compostable paper
Our packiging is
100% recycable, 75% biodegradable an 50% compostable
which is extremely rare in the beauty industry.
So fare we haven’t come across with any skincare company who is 100% aluminium and plastic-free like we are. We are proud to serve smart beauties who not only cares about themselves but also care about our planet.
Anita T. Tóth
Founder of Go Natural Organic Skincare