PLASTIC. It is literally everywhere, and in everything, from water bottles, to toys, to sandwich and grocery bags, parts of consumer electronics, and in various parts of our automobiles. This article is about “WHY” we at IMMORDL have chosen to stay away from plastic. But first, let me briefly introduce our “IMMORDL CODE”.
THE “IMMORDL CODE” OF ETHICS
At IMMORDL, we follow four basic tenets, the cornerstones of our organization, also known as our “IMMORDL CODE”…
- QUALITY FIRST.
- POWER & POTENCY.
- SOLUTION. SOURCING. SUSTAINABILITY.
- ALWAYS EVOLVING. ALWAYS GROWING.
Now, that you understand our ethics, plastic is a transgression to our Tenet #2 and #3. Tenet #2 is about strength, impact and purity of our elixirs. Tenet #3 ensures that our environmental impact is both solution-based and sustainable.
Now, back to our argument against plastic…
Plastic may contain endocrine disruptors
Endocrine disruptors include a long list of chemicals such as dioxins, cadmium, parabens, bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s), agricultural chemicals, polybrominated flame retardants, and some of the active ingredients in sunscreens.
Many of these chemicals cause problems because they mimic the action of natural estrogen. These foreign estrogens (xenoestrogens) can upset normal hormonal balance, stimulate the growth and development of reproductive tumors (breast, uterine, prostate), impair fertility, and disrupt pregnancy. Worse, many can cross the placenta to affect the fetus and get into breast milk. Chemicals such as phthalates have an antiandrogenic effect, meaning they interfere with testosterone and other male related hormones. Exposure to these chemicals during fetal life and early childhood can derail normal sexual development and heighten the risk for diseases that may not become apparent until adulthood, such as cancer.
Plastic is over polluting our environments
Plastic never goes away. And it’s increasingly finding its way into our oceans and onto our beaches. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments — like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles — are carried into the great Pacific Ocean every day.
Today, billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling islands making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.
Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. Endangered wildlife like Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific loggerhead sea turtles are among nearly 300 species that eat and get caught in plastic litter.
Since the dawn of time, trash has been thrown out with little thought of its impact on the environment. That was okay when the earth was inhabited by a few million people. With the world’s population approaching 9 billion people, this behavior is no longer acceptable.
And, what is our solution?… GLASS.
Glass is pure, basically it’s just liquid sand. It is made by melting together sand, soda ash and limestone at a very high temperature.
We offer all of our elixirs in glass bottles, which gives better UV protection, and can filter out harmful blue and ultraviolet light, thus preserving the integrity of our ingredients. Glass is sustainable and easy to recycle and more importantly, no harmful chemicals from plastic can leach into IMMORDL products.
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You can also find us at:
Biological Diversity - http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/
Special thanks to Say NO to Plastic - http://www.saynotoplastics.com/