Why You Need to Care About Plastics
If you know me on a personal level, you know I love the ocean. There is no place I’d rather be than on a beach - swimming in the ocean, exploring water sports, or simply soaking up the sun.
But these oceans that are so near and dear to me are suffering. More than 5 Trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the oceans and cause immense harm to the life there. If we fail to take action, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans!
Plastics, though useful in many ways, cause a lot of harm to our environment. While most people believe only single-use plastics are to be blamed, the truth is, even recyclable plastics are often not treated properly.
The problem of ocean waste accumulation is so big that even if we stop using plastics altogether, it won't be resolved. Not unless we make an effort to clean what's currently in our waters.
This is why at True and You, we not only avoid plastics in our packaging, but also contribute towards ocean waste cleanup.
It took us months to decide our packaging, simply because plastic-free containers, lids, shipping boxes, etc are extremely hard to find! Even now after months of research, our bamboo lid contains some post-consumer recycled plastic for sealing the product (if you know of a better way, please get in touch!)
But we did not stop there. With every purchase, we donate towards ocean waste cleanup. We have partnered with some of the biggest organizations in the world to help clean up the plastic litter from our oceans.
We urge you to be more conscious of your choices, especially when it comes to using and disposing of plastics. Together, we can stop our oceans from turning into a big garbage can and can ensure that the beautiful picture you see here remains a reality!