In 2018, the European Union voted to ban single-use plastics by 2021 – a significant step in the right direction towards reducing the waste floating in our oceans. Currently, 91% of plastics we use aren't recycled, and many of them end up drifting out to sea. As well as destroying the glorious beauty of the world's pristine beaches and coral reefs, this also harms sea life. Animals can confuse brightly coloured plastic packaging for food or simply become entangled.
Environmental awareness makes the switch to more eco-friendly packaging – for example, using a refillable soap dispenser instead of one you discard once empty – a natural choice.