Plastic Pollution: What is it? What’s Causing it? What Can We Do About it?

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Plastic Pollution: What is it? What’s Causing it? What Can We Do About it?

Our dedication to detoxing goes beyond that of the hair and body. Our planet is also in as much need (if not more so) of a total clean up and it’s up to all of us to make it happen.

Plastic pollution has an awful lot to answer for and despite reducing, reusing and recycling being something we’ve all been aware of for some time, the known importance of these everyday yet potentially world-saving choices has still not been enough for many big brands who could really make an enormous difference, to make the necessary changes.

However, crunch point has now hit: Single use plastics are still alarmingly prevalent across pretty much all industries, with the beauty industry being one of the worst. Excess packaging and single use, non-recyclable containers are two of the main offenders and ones that are totally unnecessary and avoidable. But one of the main culprits is also one of the smallest: Microplastic.

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What is Microplastic?

Microplastic comes from the fragmentation of larger pieces of plastic waste, synthetic fibres from clothes and of course, those dreaded microbeads found in scrubs and toothpaste, which have fortunately now been banned in the UK (due to be pulled from shop shelves by June 2018) but not before making their negative mark, in the sum of 86 tonnes being released into the environment every year from facial exfoliants alone.

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Oceans around the world are so contaminated that it is predicted by 2050 the sea will contain more plastic than fish. Now, even sea salt is found to be laden with microplastic, which in turn is making its way into our food at huge detriment to human health, not to mention marine life.

How YOU Can Help

Part of our mission here at Tabitha James Kraan Organics is to make a splash in the beauty industry by being at the forefront of high-performance haircare that takes the planet into consideration just as much as your hair.

Yes, the average shower may have the potential to release all those plastic particles into the sea, but there’s nothing about our brand that’s average. By choosing to switch your haircare to Tabitha James Kraan Organics and the rest of your cosmetics to equally eco-friendly organic options, you’re choosing to step out of the cycle of pollution and instead, support companies that are striving to make significant change.

Tabitha James Kraan Organics products are:

  • Made using natural, biodegradable ingredients

    • Wrapped up in eco post consumer recyclable packaging
  • Free from plastics and toxins

  • Dedicated to eco business practice

The affects of plastic pollution are devastating and it may even be too late to reverse the damage already done, but it’s not too late to make a change from this very moment.

Aside from choosing organic beauty products with eco-friendly packaging, here are a few more things you can do to make a difference:

Wash your clothes less, use a wash bag when you do and purchase a lint filter to catch some of the plastic fibres

Cut out single use plastics! Bring your own bags to the shops, buy a bamboo takeaway cup for your take-out coffee, use a stainless steel or glass re-fillable water flask and never use straws or plastic cutlery, if you can help it.

If you do use single use plastics, always recycle.