|image source: Wikipedia Great Pacific Garbage Patch|
- Plastic bottles (like the one your bottled water came in) are one of the biggest source of pollution on beaches across the globe. Do you want to contribute to that?
- Each plastic bag takes approximately 1,000 years to degrade. That's a really long time! Do you bring reusable bags to the store with you? They're not just for groceries!
|image source: Tumbler user MessageBottles|
- Research has shown that bisphenol-A (as well as cousins bisphenol-S and bisphenol-F), one of the chemicals used to harden plastics, leach into our food and beverages and cause hormonal disruption that contributes to weight gain, low sperm counts, thyroid issues, early onset puberty, cancer, ADHD and more! Yikes!
- One type of chemical found in plastics is a toxin called an obesogen. This causes a change in the way your body stores fat cells. Not something I want in my body!
But before you freak out, STOP and take a deep breath. Ready? Breathe in...Breathe out...
My intention here is not to scare you, but instead to educate you a bit on the effects plastic has on us.
It's going to be okay. Now that you know these facts, you can keep them in mind when shopping for new products. It can be overwhelming to do a total overhaul of your kitchen and lifestyle, but I promise it doesn't have to be. By taking small steps and eliminating sources of environmental toxins one by one, you make your home, your body, and your environment a healthier place!
As a first step, I suggest you stop buying bottled water, toss your reusable plastic water bottles and get yourself a snazzy glass or stainless steel bottle. They come in all different colors and sizes. One of my favorites (and I'm not an affiliate or anything) is Miir. With each purchase, they donate $1 toward building wells for fresh water in developing nations. A water bottle you can feel good about drinking out of!
|Miir Classic Water Bottles|
|One example from PlasticFreeBottles.com|
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