June 27, 2022

Here’s Why We Should Say No to Single-Use Plastics

If single-use plastic was organic, it would've been a miracle! Plastic is convenient to use, widely available, and comes in various forms. Consumer-use plastic can be categorised into 2 major forms - single-use and multiple use. 

Single-use plastic mainly comes from fossil fuel-based chemicals (petrochemicals). These plastics can only be used once before they have to be disposed of.

Multiple-use plastic is stuff that you can reuse, like bottles and lunch boxes.

Using single-use plastic damages our ecosystem beyond repair.

Here are a few facts about how single-use plastic is destroying our planet, bag by bag -

  • Plastic isn’t bio-degradable. This means that the amount of bags we throw away just breaks into very minuscule pieces of plastics (microplastics) and stays on this planet forever.
  • Single-use plastics results in microplastic contaminants that can be found everywhere, from the food we eat to the water we drink. 
  • In certain developing countries, single-use plastic waste has taken the form of huge hills of trash, endangering local ecosystems and habitats.

The fast fashion industry is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to plastic waste. According to UNEP, about 60% of material made into clothing is plastic (A mind-boggling number, isn't it). 

However, the industry is learning from its mistakes. Slow fashion is slowly coming back to offset the damage done by the fast fashion industry. Consumers are now starting to understand the damage done by big fashion and are pivoting towards natural fabrics.

Ours is one of the many companies focusing on sustainable organic clothing for the betterment of the planet. At Yarrov, we put the planet and your kids before anything else. We act as a one-stop shop for a diverse selection of eco-friendly cotton clothes for your children.