Plastic containers first started showing up in the oceans in the 1960’s. 60+ years ago. The only difference is then it was just an eyesore. Today it’s a global crisis. The ubiquitous use and disposal of plastic bottles is now posing a dire threat to delicate ecosystems, wildlife and without a doubt, human health.
Oh sure, plastic has lots to offer. It’s lightweight, adaptable, and adds little to the cost of the goods we buy. No wonder it’s been around for those 60+ years.
The only problem is, thanks to improper disposal and a woefully inadequate recycling infrastructure, vast quantities of plastic ends up in landfills—where they take thousands of years (maybe more) to decompose. Even worse, many find their way into our rivers, lakes, and oceans where they wreak havoc on aquatic ecosystems. Every minute, a garbage truck of this stuff leaks out into the environment. Specifically in haircare, half a billion shampoo and conditioner bottles are manufactured and disposed of every year. And that’s just in the US alone.
The good news? Of all the complex issues our world is facing, plastic pollution is something every one of us can do something about.
Through widespread awareness, responsible consumption, and the adoption of sustainable alternatives, we can mitigate the impact of plastic bottle pollution and pave the way for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.
Where do you begin? For starters, by supporting quality brands of things like … ahem … shampoo bars and conditioner bars that ditch the plastic bottle. These companies are staking their futures—and the planet’s—on the elimination of single-use plastic containers. HiBAR is proud to be one them. We don’t many any products packaged in those plastic packages. And we’re grateful to serve customers like you who’ve already enabled us to eliminate over 5.5 million plastic bottles. Working together, that’s Beauty on a Mission