This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are £35 away from free shipping!

£2.99 delivery for orders under £35 Same day dispatch before midday (Mon - Fri)

Your Cart 0

Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are £35 away from free shipping.
No more products available for purchase

Add order notes
Subtotal Free
Shipping, taxes, and discount codes are calculated at checkout

8 Easy Tips for Avoiding Micro-Plastics:

8 Easy Tips for Avoiding Micro-Plastics: - Pet Impact

A 2019 study found that the plastic ingested every week by the average person is roughly equal to that of a credit card. Often this is in the form of tiny plastic, invisible to the naked eye, called micro-plastics.

So, how can we avoid them?

8 easy tips for avoiding micro-plastics:

  1. Hand wash your clothes, pet beds and toys or wash them on a low heat setting and hang to dry. Don't wash on a delicate cycle, a recent study has shown this actually releases more microplastics than a regular cycle.

  2. Buy clothes, pet toys, beds and collars/harnesses made from natural fabrics, such as cotton, hemp, linen, silk or wool instead of synthetic materials.

  3. Stop buying bottled water (or any bottled drink for that matter)! Bottled water has twice as much micro-plastic as tap water. You can also buy filters for your tap water which filter out any micro-plastics.

  4. Use public transport - car tyres are a major source of micro-plastic pollution.

  5. Don't microwave food in plastic, including those microwave meals. Remove food into a ceramic or glass container before microwaving.

  6. Avoid seafood - plastic accumulates in the ocean and then in the fish we eat.

  7. Avoid teabags and use loose leaf tea or reusable/refillable linen tea bags instead. One recent study found that, when a plastic tea bag was brewed, 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics were released into the drink.

  8. Vote for policies and politicians that seek to tackle plastic pollution.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Let's Talk About Poo...

Recycled Poo Bags VS Compostable Poo Bags - Pet Impact

Recycled Poo Bags VS Compostable Poo Bags

The two contenders of eco-friendly dog poo bags in 2024 are: Recycled Plastic Waste Poo Bags and Compostable "Cornstarch" Poo Bags. Our research found recycled plastic poo bags to be...

Plant-Based and Cornstarch Dog Poo Bags - Pet Impact

Plant-Based and Cornstarch Dog Poo Bags

Are "plant-based" or "cornstarch" poop bags eco-friendly? Intuitively, most of us would answer, "yes". Pushed to answer why we think so, we'd say it's because they are "plastic-free" or "made of...

Are dog poop bags biodegradable? - Pet Impact

Are dog poop bags biodegradable?

If you've been a little sceptical about whether dog poo bags actually biodegrade as claimed... you have every right to be. So, are dog poop bags actually biodegradable? A dog poop...