Not only Leonardo di Caprio agrees on that climate change and reducing plastic waste should be a priority for political leaders and businesses. Without getting political, what are some simple steps you can take in your everyday life to reduce chemicals and plastic waste?
- Use a reusable glass bottle. In 2015 London department store Selfridge’s banned plastic bottles as part of their Project Ocean campaign. You can read more about it here. Plastic takes over a thousand years to decompose and most plastic bottles contains BPA, a harmful chemical linked to increased risk of cancer. We love these reusable glass bottles from Ghonhga.
- Use a natural deodorant. Aerosol deodorants can contain numerous toxins linked to breast cancer. Opt for a deodorant that is free of aluminium and parabens. For a natural deodorant that works just as well as one that is toxin-ladden try Lavilin Bio Balance Deodorant. This goes for all beauty products as anything you put on your skin will be absorbed by the body.
- Eat less tuna. Yes I know, I love tuna tataki as well but unfortunately tuna contains high doses of mercury. The bigger the fish the less mercury it will have so in this sense salmon is a better choice.
- Buy organic fruit and veggies – this is an obvious one. If you can’t find organic try to peel the fruit. Also the thicker the skin the less worse toxins will be. Check out ‘dirty dozen and clean 15 list’ lists such as this one: http://www.fullyraw.com/dirty-dozen-clean-15/
- Buy glass straws. Plastic stars are terrible for the environment. Buy some plastic one (for ex. these ones) and save our turtles!