Plastics are a ubiquitous element of our daily lives. Lets face it, theyre everywhere holding the food we eat and the water we drink, constructing the toys our kids play with, the bottles they nurse from, and the sippy cups they graduate to. Plastics house the computers we work on and the remotes that control our entertainment systems. They make up the interiors of the cars we drive. Theyre cheap, versatile, and convenient. Whats not to love? Plenty. Plastic are taking a serious toll on our health and environment. Plastics are made with petroleum, a nonrenewable resource with a host of human and ecological concerns at every stage of its lifecycle, from extraction, through processing and use, to disposal in landfills and by way of incineration. Though seemingly ber-convenient for holding food and drink, plastics have been found to leach chemicals into that food and drink. Lets face it, using plastic is up there with death and taxes in inevitability. But that doesnt mean we have to sit back and take whats being fed to us on a polyethylene spork (that strange hybrid spoon-fork utensil). There are simple skills you can learn to help you pick plastic products more wisely.
Antibacterial products, such as soaps and hand sanitizers, have become part of a daily practice for many, especially during the winter months when indoor air is recycled and germs are most at large. However, there are a few concerns when it comes to chemical sanitizers that are worth considering, as well as some effective natural alternatives that will keep your family and the ecosystem clean and green.
Regardless of diet, organics are a smart priority. Opting for organics is one of the most powerful choices each of us can make for personal and planetary health. Free of harmful chemicals, boasting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance, buying organically grown food is a direct vote for immediate health and the hopeful future of generations to come. 1. AVOID CHEMICALS
1. CLEAN KINDLY. * Use: Plant-based, Biodegradable Soap and Detergent * Loose: Chlorine Cleaners * If ingredients are not fully disclosed (or you can’t pronounce them), choose a product you can trust!