EnvironmentSusty Living

Those Bathroom Products II

Lotions

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Welcome to part two, it is going to be on Lotions, and yes for you very observant people I skipped toothbrushes that would be the last of series. There are a lot of issues with toothbrushes.

(Please click here to read part one)

Ok, if we look at my picture gain we can identify two lotions. The thing is there were meant to be three containers but the Nigerian in me cut open the third one to get all my lotion. I paid money I deserve every drop.

Anyway, I go through lotion like water because I’m one of those children that would put on a lot of lotion and be white. (my mum never liked it, I know you read this mum I love you).  On all the various lotions I have used I haven’t noticed anything on any of the containers about recycling.

All that I have noticed is that these plastics are one of the following

  • Biodegradable -which is good, this tells me that some thought went into the manufacturing process.
  • The product is cruelty-free, vegan, and or organic- this is good but what is the point of checking all the boxes and not checking the environmental one. The company is more than capable of trying.
  • Only information about the plastic- let’s give them a pass, they at least told us the type of plastic it was. (hopefully, it wasn’t Type 3 or 6 plastic)

Now if we count all the lotions and hand lotions that we go through in a year, how much money we spend on all those fancy creams, should we not be at least informed about how to recycle the container. Again, I know that there are companies that do this and I shall write about them at the end of this series but still what about the rest. (Click here)

I’m more concerned about the companies that use type 3 or 6 plastics, even if the plastic was put in any random recycling bin they would not be able to do anything to it. (I will hyperlink this statement so that you can see why it is a bad idea).

We all want to save the planet, we are told all the things we can do, how we could contribute in the grand scheme of things, how we should be sustainable in all our practices. Why hasn’t anyone created more awareness about recycling bathroom products like we do for other recyclables?

This is all food for thought as they say.

Now part two has ended watch out for part three.

Have a Susty filled day.

Ore Adeyinka
Oreoluwa Adeyinka is a recent graduate from Georgia Southern University with a Masters of Public Health Environmental Health. Being a child of missionaries she was able to experience different cultures in different countries and that prompted her interest in the environment at a young age.