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Thursday, March 25, 2021

The 3 B's; Buried, Burned, or Borne Out to Sea

One of the things I take pride in, is providing high quality products that provide an alternative to everyday items purchased in plastic containers.

For example, to break free of plastic dish washing bottles, Lora's Beauty offers Solid Dish Washing Bars.

Plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles can be eliminated with Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars.

Solid Shaving Pucks eliminate the need for shaving bottles purchased at the store.

And of course, handcrafted bar soap has always been the best way to clean and moisturize your skin without plastic bottles.

As many people know, plastic pollution is a global problem, however the United States uses more than their fair share. That's why I was so interested to see this email from my senator in my inbox this morning:


Dear Deann,

Plastic pollution is more than seeing an ugly mountain of single-use plastics when you go to the beach. Plastics are poisoning our bodies through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. And it’s much worse than most people imagine, because each of us, on average, is ingesting a credit-card size amount of microplastics every week.

One reason why that’s so surprising is that many of us were taught the three R’s  -- reduce, reuse, and recycle -- and figured that as long as we got our plastic items into those blue bins, we could keep our plastic use in check and protect our planet from plastic pollution. But the reality is much more like the three B’s -- buried, burned, or borne out to sea, and the impacts on the health of our communities, particularly among Black, Brown, and low-income Americans, are serious.

That’s why I’m introducing the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, the most comprehensive plan in Congress to address to protect our health and planet from dangerous plastic pollution. And tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at a virtual rally for the legislation -- and you can tune in here at 12:30pm PT on Thursday

This bill lays out a practical, commonsense strategy that’s made up of components that have already been successful in many cities and states -- including Oregon -- across America and around the world.  These policies will reduce plastic production, increase recycling, and protect frontline and fenceline communities from the burden of toxic emissions from plastic waste. 

No parent -- regardless of the color of their skin, where they live, or how much money they have -- should have to worry about whether their child is ingesting dangerous chemicals or microplastics. Let’s work together to turn that vision into a reality.

All my best,

Hopefully, this bill will become a reality, until then seeking out alternatives to plastic is a small way everyone can contribute. As an encouragement Lora's Beauty is offering 10% all items in the Etsy shop! Use the coupon code 10OFF at checkout and thank you for doing your part!