Plastic, it is all around us! 40% of plastic that produced is for packaging, it is generally only single use plastic, meaning it is packaged and tossed. US shoppers use 1 plastic bag per residence per day. Shoppers in Denmark use an average of 4 plastic bags a year!! 1 million plastic beverage bottles are sold EVERY MINUTE around the world. Rarely do they get recycled. That is insanity for our environment.
More cities are beginning to ban plastic bags, in hopes of creating less waste.
Microplastics are showing up in our oceans, our marine life are consuming the broken down bits of plastic. They don't know the difference between food and plastic particles.
Plastic is just 1 of many Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals or EDCs. They can mimic hormones and trick the body into thinking they are hormones, while blocking our natural hormones from completing their jobs! This becomes a huge problem because then we have too many hormones in our body. Endocrine Disruptors have some incredible “powers” over our hormones, cells, blood, brain, organs and digestion. They are able to increase or decrease hormone levels in our blood by affecting storage, how they are made and broken down. EDC's are able to tell the cells to die permanently! Our babies and children are extremely sensitive to EDC's as well.
Have you thought about eliminating plastic in your house? One of the easiest was always taking in my grocery bags and produce bags. They are stashed in my driver side door. Best to start with one area of your home and than move on to another room. Starting small allows for less overwhelm.
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