The Problem with Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a problem. Easy to produce, durable, and most importantly, cheap, plastic became the “it” material in the packaging world. Since then, humans have created more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics — and 91% of it hasn’t been recycled. What’s more, 70% of plastic waste is estimated to end up in the ocean or in landfills, where it takes over 400 years to decompose. That all means that by 2050, there will be more pounds of plastic in the ocean than fish.

Over 633 marine species are now known to be impacted by the plastic problem, say the Environmental Investigation Agency. Sea animals like dolphins, whales and seals are ingesting astonishing amounts of toxic microplastics which increase their chances of disease and mortality and affect reproduction, while larger plastics are responsible for choking our sea life.

However there is positive change ahead. The Attenborough Affect – spurred by national treasure David Attenborough’s efforts to inform the nation – has led to a 53% decrease in single-use plastic from consumers, 82% of whom now consider products with sustainable packaging more important than ever, according to a study from GlobalWebIndex.

And as for Antonia Burrell Holistic Skincare, improving sustainable packaging and product materials is also crucial, The 100% natural, plant-powered Facial in a Box contains recyclable facial massage cups for the Antonia Burrell Skincare Face Lift Cupping technique for movement, flow, revealing nourished, lifted & glowing skin, recyclable packaging containing vegan-friendly ink soya base & we were one of the first luxury skincare brands to try to reduce our carbon footprint housing the finest chemical free products in violet glass. That’s a win in for skin & earth.

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