Pesky Polymers

Pesky Polymers

By Stephanie Seferian

88% of US and UK consumers want brands to help them be more sustainable in their daily lives and many are willing to pay a premium for plastic-free products. But despite consumer demand, plastic is everywhere and downright impossible to avoid. On today's show: 9 places those pesky polymers lurk, plus hacks for avoiding them. Here's a preview: [4:00] Here's what you never knew about tires [8:00] How to shop for tea like a conscious consumer [15:00] Your dish sponge's dirty little secret [17:30] Are e-cigarettes any better than regular cigs from an environmental standpoint? [25:00] The latest research into cloth versus disposable diapers [28:00] Microplastics vs. liquid plastics in makeup   Resources mentioned: Customers Hate Plastic Packaging, So Why Do Companies Keep Using It? (via Forbes) Gaia Guy Etee Microplastics: Which Beauty Brands Are Safe To Use? (via The Guardian) Pukka Republic of Tea Numi Tea Wot Not Beat The MicroBead (The Plastic Soup Foundation's free app)   * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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