Buy Plastic-FREE

Who?

Everybody who uses shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel and other bathroom products. This may be especially good for those who buy facial exfoliators.

What?

Choose to buy only those cosmetic products which don’t have any plastic in them.

Yes, you read that correctly. Plastic is added as an ingredient in many of the products we use.

Where?

Perfect for when you are out shopping on the highstreet.

When?

It’s easy to check that you are choosing plastic-free products within seconds of taking it off the shelf.

How?

The main plastics you are looking for are polyethylene and polypropylene.

Additionally, you might find polyethylene terephthalate (PET, i.e., what many plastic drinks bottles are made of), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and nylon.

Or simply download and use the free smartphone App to scan the product barcode in-store to see if it contains plastic.

Buy only those products which are plastic-free.

Why?

These small plastics – or ‘microplastics’ – get washed down the drain and out to sea, polluting the ocean and entering the food chain of our marine life.

Vote with your wallet. This is a fantastic way to influence businesses and directly support those which do not use plastic.

Through using the App you will be part of a grand international effort to move away from plastics in products.

“I don’t think I want to wash myself with bits of plastic bottle anymore…”

Thank you.

Ideas

Start now, download the App and scan the products around you at home and in the shops, check them for plastics and add them to the database to make future shopping decisions even easier. Also have a look at the Good Scrub Guide from Fauna & Flora International to find plastic-free products suitable to your budget.

 


 

Related pages:

Five-minute shower.

 

Other related internet links:

Download the ‘Beat the microbead’ App.

Good Scrub Guide.

Microbeads: explained. (Video, 2 mins)

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