Facts on Plastic Pollution
Where did all this Plastic Pollution come from? Let’s Get Plastic Free Baby
“The first synthetic plastic — Bakelite — was produced in 1907, marking the beginning of the global plastics industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realized until the 1950s. Over the next 65 years, annual production of plastics increased nearly 200-fold to 381 million tonnes in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population.1″
This fun fact comes from a great resource for quick, easy facts about plastic. Try the FAQ page for the most common questions. https://ourworldindata.org/plastic-pollution
While you are there, we encourage you to think about just one action you can take this week to reduce plastic in your life. We are great believers in the idea that it takes small actions by thousands of us to make a big difference.
Nature’s Child Organic Baby Store has made a commitment to remove Plastic Pollution by removing plastic products from our store. Our Mission is to make it easy for new parents to choose reusable baby products over plastic, disposable baby products. Read More about going plastic free for your baby here
If you want to change but not sure where to begin, just start by replacing one of these 5 baby products with a plastic free reusable baby product. If you are still pregnant and making decisions about what products to use for your new baby, then now is the time to research and prepare for the best eco start possible for your family and committed to a plastic free family life. Using Cloth Baby Products is easy, safe and fun, not to mention saves you a bundle of cash. It is easier than you think!
Reusable baby products saves a load of rubbish but also saves you a load of money! An Organic Cloth Nappy Set up for a new baby including all the nappies, nappy wipes, breast pads for a new mother and face wipes for dribbles all comes in under $1000. If you buy these items in disposable form on a weekly basis, they cost minimum $5000 per child.
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