Microplastics, the invisible enemy – Sabundan | Shampoo Bars

Microplastics, the invisible enemy

"Microplastics" the invisible enemy. These are small pieces of plastics that you can’t see with the naked eye.

 

They are in more products than you think. For example your toothpaste, mascara, cleaning products, and your food. All microplastics from these products eventually end up in our ecosystem. Furthermore, it has been scientifically proven that a large portion of the fish in the ocean have microplastics in their body tissue. When people then consume the fish, these microplastics also end up in our bodies. Unfortunately, we still know very little about the effects these microplastics have on our health.

 

Mankind has been consuming plastic since the middle of the last century. A well-known fact about plastic is that it is not biodegradable. This means that all the plastic ever made is still floating around in the ecosystem.

 

We must become more aware of our plastic problem, it is simply not enough to just skip the plastic bag at the checkout in the supermarket. In addition to switching to our plastic-free products on https://www.sabundan.com, you can also donate to https://theoceancleanup.com/oceans/ . This company developed a method that focuses on the large pieces of plastic that float around in the plastic soup. In this way, we tackle the plastic problem before it breaks down into small pieces of microplastic.

 

Only a fraction of the plastic production is found in the oceans. We simply do not know where most of our plastic is.

 

We believe that not enough attention has been paid to the risks of microplastics. Right now, we are slowly becoming aware of the situation we are in, but we are afraid this is just the beginning. Be the change you want to see and join the plastic-free team!