Saying 'no plastic' and reducing the amount of plastic in the environment is essential to minimise the negative impact on the environment. Low and no plastic products packaged in glass and paper are more eco-friendly and can often be easily recycled and even reused. It is surprisingly easy to live life without plastic. Purchasing products with low to no plastic today minimises our environmental impact by discouraging the use of plastic in manufacturing. The less plastic being manufactured, the better! Plastic bottles can take 500 years to decompose, leaking poisonous gases and chemicals into the air, soil and water. Hormone disruptors such as Phthalates can leak into waterways, affecting marine life and animals, while bottles and packaging can pile up in landfills, block storm drains and litter the environment. These are only a couple of the many reasons to make the switch to low or no plastic.
The good news is, there are many plastic free product alternatives. Stainless steel and glass water bottles are incredibly environmentally friendly and will last a lifetime with proper care, so you'll never need to buy a disposable water bottle again. Glass can be recycled countless times over to reproduce bottles and jars, making it the best eco-friendly, low waste option for product packaging as well as food storage. Glass also preserves its contents, keeping them fresh and pure unlike plastic, which can leak chemicals and additives into your moisturiser or water.