My name is Emma and I am a plasti-holic.
done accompanied by the relief that spilling one's guts often
affords. But here is the story...
a lot of fizzy pop. I only like the stuff in plastic bottles. I
eat a lot of bagged salad; it tends to come in plastic bags. I stuff
plastic bags into my rucksack, then go out with only my handbag and
need to add yet more plastic bags to the collection under the sink.
And finally I am OBSESSED with skincare; possibly the most
over-packaged products there are.
I read about the worthy aims of Plastic Free world and my skin
crawled with shame. Ulterior motive – I'd love to give up my 20
years or so diet coke habit and wondered if aiming to be plastic-free
would make that easier... (Oh, please!)
I am here then at the start of my journey to plastic-less.
Beginning with the fizzy rubbish i.e. ditching diet coke. I would
also be interested to know more about skincare and toiletries that
don't come accompanied by plastic wrapping, cardboard and all of the
Google it and there
are concerns about the use of plastic packaging and skincare in terms
of chemicals in the plastic leaching into your skin cream. Yeuch.
So, official advice is to choose
glass packing where possible. Or you could try making
your own skincare...
The best products in terms of packaging I can find (and I'd
welcome suggestions) come from an American company Organic
Essence which boasts biodegradable, home compostable packaging.
The company isn't here yet, but it's due to arrive in the UK later
this year. You
can email them to ask where the products will be stocked.
Another alternative (possibly the easiest one) is to think of
skincare, and especially facial skincare, as marketing hype. If you
eat lots of fruit and veg, lean protein and wholegrains, drink plenty
of water, don't smoke, drink in moderation and exercise, good skin
tends to happen anyway.
I don't know if I'm yet ready to abandon my serums, creams,
lotions and potions but I'd certainly like to find more