The use of plastic is a growing problem. While it has been of great use to mankind, it’s one of the many pollutants that have been turning into a disaster.
First and foremost, plastics are mostly made from petroleum or natural gas which is a non-renewable resource. It is processed by energy-intensive ways that can destroy fragile ecosystems. Since plastics are non-biodegradable, it can only be destroyed by incineration that pollutes air, land, and water. Plastic packagings are one of the biggest forms of waste that are eaten by marine and land animals.
It is our responsibility to try use less plastic in every way possible.
Yes, even shampoo is in a form of bar now. It’s no longer just soaps! The best part is that it doesn’t come in a plastic bottle. It lathers the same as a regular liquid shampoo and depending on the brand, it can even smell twice as nice. If possible, try looking for companies that produce recycled box packagings.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even DIY! The fun part is that you can customize it however you want to. From the scent even down to the shapes, you can be creative with your shampoo bar. Not to mention, that’s one less plastic polluting our oceans and lands.
This exists too! They function just like a normal deodorant would, except that it’s a lot more eco-friendly because it comes in a glass jar that you can re-use for different purposes. It comes in a balm-like or cream like consistency and it’s such a breeze to use just like your usual aerosol or roll-on deodorant. If you really want the average roll on type, there are companies that sell recycled paper packaging.
I’m sure that you use cotton pads whenever you would do your beauty routine. But these cotton pads always come in a plastic bag. Since the point of this article is to lessen the use of the plastic bag, I’m highly recommending reusable cloths instead. After using it, you can just wash it off and let it dry. Most eco-friendly companies sell them package free as well.
Not only are bamboo brushes twice as sturdy compared to plastic ones, they’re eco-friendly and biodegradable. Personally, whenever I’m choosing brushes, I prefer ones that are high quality and would last a lifetime. It would also save me a couple of bucks because I don’t have to keep replacing my brushes with new ones too frequently. You’re not just saving the Earth, you’re saving money too!
To sum this up, it’s better to use reusable packaging for your beauty products. If it comes in paper, wooden or tin can package the better. If your favorite brands don’t come in these packaging, maybe you should re-think your choices. With the current state our environment is in, it’s better to think of long-term effects and preserving the Earth for future generations. Our personal decisions can have a big impact on the environment.