WARNING ⚠️ Not your typical bikini pic post 😆 Did you know that the average person could be ingesting 2000 tiny pieces of plastic every week? - That’s the equivalent of a credit card - with drinking water the largest source! 😱
The No Plastic in Nature report by Australia's University of Newcastle, commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund, suggests people around the world are consuming about five grams of microplastics a week, or just over 250 grams annually. Why might micro plastics be harmful to humans? They can be toxic if they contain Bisphenol A (BPA) a compound used in some plastics and is known as an endocrine disrupter. This means it has the potential to interfere with the endocrine system – an important chemical messaging system that controls hormones that regulate animal and human functions including reproduction, development and metabolism and has been known to be associated with other health problems. Microplastics can also absorb toxic contaminants and give off pollutants, which then escape and accumulate in the environment.
And no this straw is not plastic it’s my reusable straw made from bamboo. I am personally committed this year to do more and cut down the use of plastics in my personal life as I do so well with in my business @ekoluv
I find it’s more challenging but it can definitely be done. There are many alternatives to plastics now such as bamboo, hemp and other natural materials so making the switch is easier than ever before. The first step is just being more mindful. Every little bit counts and is a step in the right direction. Wearing recycled plastic swimwear @ekoluv