9 Reasons Why Single-Use Plastic is Harmful

Author: K. Marie Altoby K Marie Alto Updated 1 min read

9 Reasons Why Single-Use Plastic is Harmful

Plastic waste takes 1,000 years to decompose. Yes, 1,000 years, this is not a typo. Single-use plastic product packaging is a large contributor to pollution. Scroll down to learn more about why single-use plastic is harmful.

  1. It's made from fossil fuels
  2. They have a huge carbon footprint
  3. They will still be here in hundreds of hundreds of years
  4. Only a tiny percentage is recycled
  5. Leaches toxins into food and drink
  6. Causes hormone disruption and cancers
  7. Pollutes our oceans
  8. Kills marine animals and birds
  9. Enters our food chain

When you purchase items from toe beans they will arrive without the unnecessary plastic packaging that just ends up in the trash. Learn more about the toe beans sustainability policy.

K Marie Alto
K Marie Alto

K. Marie is an animal lover, wife, kitty mom, dog auntie, writer, and co-founder of Toe Beans, a proud American family-owned online boutique pet supplies store focused on the improvement of the life of furry family members via pet parent education, better products, and advocacy. She has over 20 years of experience as a pet momma. She loves sharing her personal journey and experience as a pet parent via her blog and Facebook page where she currently has more than 50K followers (@furrytoebeans) and counting :-). Read more

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