Wondering why you should up your zero waste, plastic free game and switch to reusable products? Simple. To reduce your single-use plastic consumption, a big and growing problem for our planet.
Made as a byproduct of the oil industry, plastic does not biodegrade easily. Even plastics marketed as biodegradable must be placed under the right conditions to break down effectively. Often they will break down into smaller particles called microplastics, which may find their way into the environment, oceans and eventually our food chain.
While hard to avoid, a little extra thought can help you limit and reduce your reliance on single-use plastics by opting for reusable products and choosing truly biodegradable products.