Had you walked into my bathroom a few years ago, you would have seen a row of plastic bottles, un-recyclable razors, various lotions in plastic containers and a shower puff made of, you guessed it, plastic. My old dental care routine? More plastic. Nowadays, the thought of those plastic bottles, razors, toothbrushes and face creams makes me cringe.
What’ so bad about all that plastic? I’m glad you asked. Conventional plastic is made with crude oil extracted from the earth, which is a non-renewable resource. Not good. Moreover, plastic can take hundreds or thousands of years to decompose and it has been said that all the plastic ever created still exists in some form. Plastic slowly breaks down into small particles that are now floating around in our oceans, environment and is even inside of marine life. These microplastics have even been found in tap and bottled water, and table salt. Yum…
Here are 7 ways to green up your clean!
Not only do all these alternatives reduce waste but they also look prettier in the bathroom than their plastic counterparts. And in the long run they will save you money, too. Win win for both you and the planet!
Blog by @anythingbutrubbish
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