One of the Biggest Ocean Polluters is...
When we all think about ocean polluters, we all think about plastic bags, cans, or plastic bottles. We all see those images our heads of sea turtles entangled in plastic or sea birds with stomachs filled with small plastic objects left on beaches by humans. It really is heartbreaking what we are doing to our planet. Plastic is streaming into our oceans at an alarming rate, (one dumptruck per minute)
Scientists have estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish, this is due to the combined travesty of over fishing and consumer waste filtering straight into our oceans.
But did you know what one of the biggest polluters in terms of consumer waste is found in our oceans? Well, let us tell you, lip balm tubes. Yes, that's right, the humble lip balm tube.
According to research, we use an estimated 400 million of these little babies per year 400 MILLION! That's 400 million tubes per year piling up on refuse ground and in our oceans. Plastic is not biodegradable and can take anywhere from 500 to 700 years to break down.
That's where our latest addition to our Nirvana range come in. Our New Lip Balms are 100% natural, organic, vegan and cruelty free and importantly, they are packaged in 100% biodegradable packaging.
They are twice the size of traditional plastic packaging, but NOT twice the price.
We want every lip balm tube to be packaged this way and that is why we are putting the environment before profits and want to make this purchase a no-brainer for every conceivable reason. We've combined some of the worlds most beneficial ingredients together to produce a beautiful effective product, using non-animal derived ingredients. We are beeswax free and cruelty-free and unlike other products that might want to capitalise on this innovation, our price remains competitive with traditional plastic packaged lip balms, because we are putting the Earth before profits.
As a company, we are doing all we can to reduce our environmental impact and are currently looking into ways to replace our shampoo packaging to more environmentally aware packaging.
Watch this space for some exciting new developments.