Waste is a problem everywhere in the world and especially with us who have more than enough. But we have the power to change it. The first step is to clean up from within, taking small steps towards changing consumer behavior and become aware and informed consumers.
Most of us are aware of the environmental changes that are taking place here on Earth. We see the warning signs everywhere, endangered species, ocean acidification, global warming and melting glaciers. If we do not face these problems, future generations could be at risk. We can all make a contribution and participate in creating a better world. This is a challenge that is creative and exciting and we feel is very important.
The Earth has a problem which means we have a problem. We have abused the Earth to a level that it can’t take anymore. The Earth serves humanity with devotion but her health has never been this frail. We need to nurture her and the way to do so is to change our behavior. We can make a difference, but we need to be aware and informed. Let the future generations also to enjoy Christmas in the future.
Not many know that many body scrubs and other body products on the market today are filled with chemicals that are extremely harmful for the skin. These materials are not only very bad for the skin or the human health but are also extremely harmful to the environment. One of the worst is called micro beads, which are very tiny plastic particles that create the rugged texture.
As the name suggests micro beads are extremely small and are insoluble in water. Their small size makes it impossible to separate them before they end up in the sea. It is thought that about 300 tons of micro beads are carried into the sea every year. Plankton and worms then consume them or they settle on algae, which are then eaten by birds and fish. Thus, the plastic ends up on our plates. The US has passed a legislation prohibiting companies to use micro beads beginning in 2017 and the UK has announced plans to ban micro beads used in cosmetics and cleaning products by the same year.