Eight million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans each year.
Ocean plastic will outweigh all the ocean’s fish by 2050.
The biggest issue is that we can’t see the ocean plastic pollution problem right in front of our eyes, and the trillions of microplastic particles that lay on the seafloor. When we go to the beach, we only see the surface of the plastic all around us like straws, food wrappers, bottles, bottle caps and grocery bags we find on the sand. Welcome to the harsh reality of our throwaway culture!
It almost seems inescapable and overwhelming, but there are small habits we can make daily that have a real impact on minimizing our waste, especially when it comes to the products we use in our pampering. As a society, we have become addicted to single-use plastic products but we can make an easy, cost-effective switch. You don’t need to become a zero-waste human overnight. However, you can make eco-conscious choices to buy ocean-friendly, people-friendly products that help the environment and your body too.