The Plastics Problem
Plastic essentially lasts forever and unfortunately most of it is only used once. After initial use, most plastics end up in landfills and even worse—the ocean, which is ultimately harming our planet and its inhabitants.
Now, a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology says it's possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39,000 to 52,000 microplastic particles a year. With added estimates of how much microplastic might be inhaled, that number is more than 74,000.
What’s more, by 2050, scientists predict that the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish. Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. Whether by errant plastic bags or plastic straws winding their way into gutters or large amounts of mismanaged plastic waste streaming from rapid consumerism, that’s like dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year! And that much plastic has a huge impact on our oceans.
Plastic has been found in 100% of marine turtle species, 59% of whale species, 36% of seal species and 60% of seabird species. When an animal ingests plastic, it can cause life-threatening problems, including reduced fitness, nutrient intake and feeding efficiency—all vital for survival.
Creating a Cleaner Planet
In an effort to help fight the single-use plastic crisis plaguing our beautiful planet, my company Boulder Clean, has developed a NEW product—Surface Cleaning Refill Tablets!
Boulder Clean’s NEW Cleaning Tablets allow you to refill your favorite home cleaners by reusing any existing spray bottle over and over again instead of purchasing a new one every time! Available in our top three best-sellers, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass + Surface Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner, one refill packet makes 28-32 oz. of product with 90% less plastic!
I know there is still so much more we can be doing to help protect and preserve our planet, which is why this is just the start!
We're working towards making all of our cleaning products more sustainable and more importantly, Boulder Clean is committing to the goal of becoming 100% single-use plastic-free by 2027.
Our planet needs all the help it can get, and we're on a mission to make positive, impactful changes before it is too late! So, join us in living a more sustainable, planet-friendly lifestyle!
"It is the worst of times but it is the best of times because we still have a chance.”
– Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist
CEO + Founder