The Drain Game
Reduce your household’s harm to the ocean, environment and ultimately humans by avoiding products that include the following ingredients:
Tiny bits of polyethylene (PE), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP) – added to creams, soaps, toothpaste as exfoliants. Look for natural alternatives like apricot kernel, jojoba beads or sugar.
Used to scent products and perfumes – have been known to be found in fish samples. The Food and Drug Association does not require companies to list phthalates on product label, so opt for fragrancefree where possible.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate
Is used to give the ‘lather’ affect in many shampoos and soaps. It’s been identified as an environmental toxin by the Environmental Working Group and is also a potent pesticide which can cause organ damage.
Preservatives found in many personal care products to stop bacteria growing. Parabens are known endocrine disruptors, which can disrupt and alter reproduction and body functions.