Help support the movement for refillable technology in your local retail stores.

Plastic Contaminants Found in Sea Salt

Yes, you read that right. We’ve heard a lot about plastic contamination in fish and even our drinking water, but microplastics have become so pervasive in our environment that plastics have now been found in the salt that we eat!

A study done by a team of Malaysian scientists surveyed 17 different types of salt from 8 different countries and found that all but one brand contained significant amounts of microplastics. Out of the 72 particles that researchers extracted from the samples 41.6% were plastic polymers! The most common of which most likely came from microfibers or single use plastic bottles/cups.

No extensive studies have been done to see how ingesting microplastics will impact our health because there is no way to have a control group that has never been exposed, so it is hard to conduct an accurate study. However, preliminary studies on the subject have shown that plastic ingestion could be toxic to humans and increase the risk of cancer, liver problems and reproductive problems.

What can we do to help?

There are 270 million tons of plastic floating in the ocean, that’s equivalent to 135,000 cars! But with every choice we make, we can reduce our misuse of plastic. By simply bringing a reusable water bottle to work every day you could keep 300 plastic bottles from being sent to landfills.

Recycling isn’t enough, we need to make some serious changes to keep plastic from further infiltrating every aspect of our lives.

There is technology out there that could help cut a significant number of plastic bottles out of the landfill. By refilling your favorite laundry soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc. you can make a major reduction in waste, but retailers don’t think refill is something people are interested in.

Prove them wrong by signing the petition below, tell big business that #WeWantRefill!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

It's time to tell retailers and manufacturers that we want new technologies to replace plastic waste.

The government hasn't taken the steps necessary to ban plastic waste so it's up to us - the consumer - to petition retailers and manufactures for change.

The technologies exist to create refill stations at your local retail store so why you haven't seen them? Retailers and manufacturers are hesitant to install refill stations because it's a huge industry shift and, most importantly, they have no idea that consumers want it.

When it comes to change, consumers have to take charge. It's time for you to get involved and tell retailers and manufactueres that #WeWantRefill.

The #WeWantRefill movement is gaining momentum, but more must be done. To show retailers how serious you are about using refill technology, please take a minute to sign this petition to send a clear message to retailers that it's time to refill, not waste.

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Join in the conversation!

Share your thoughts about refilling household products and let consumer brands and retailers know that you want the choice to keep plastic out of landfills!