Written By Jovana Lazovic
Plastic waste is becoming a serious problem affecting the wildlife and the environment therefore it is vital to take into consideration which products to purchase/consume
The world’s oceans have unfortunately become a home to a quiet but deadly killer which is endangering all its living organisms. This killer is plastic, it lingers around and never entirely goes away. I’m sure you have at least once encountered a piece of plastic in the nature’s water systems but now the threat is increasing and in desperate need of attention. The world’s oceans have become a stew of plastic that the defenseless wildlife is drowning in.
Plastic has become one of the most dominant materials used for consumer products. Despite its immediate convenience it has now created a worldwide problem as the waste is impacting oceans and wildlife. According to Plastic Ocean, 300 million tonnes of plastic are being produced annually. Out of the 300 million, 8 tonnes of plastic waste unfortunately ends up in the ocean. This in return has tremendous consequences on the well-being of wildlife as around 700 marine wildlife species ingest plastic into their system (Parker 2015).
One company that recently caught my eye was Neutrogena’s new line of products “Neutrogena Naturals.” It is a very sustainable and eco-friendly line of products which benefits the planet greatly. Their products are formulated without any harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes, or phthalates and only contains pure and natural essentials for skin care.
Naturally obtained ingredients: An average of 94% of the ingredients are naturally derived from plants.
No animals were harmed in the production process: Neutrogena has a public commitment to make sure none of the products are tested on animals. However if the government requires it is then permitted. It is still a vast improvement from companies who still test on animals in this day and age.
Sustainable packaging: Neutrogena packaging is made up of 50% recycled plastic as well as 100% recycled paper. This includes the folding cartons also with 60% post-consumer recycled content. Another notable fact to mention is that the recycled paperboard cartons use 75% less water during the manufacturing process than it would take to manufacture virgin paperboard.