I’m an optimist. I’m seeing signs that the world is cottoning on to the need to change the way we brazenly consume and consume and consume.
Almost seven years ago I (outrageously!) suggested we all eat 6-9 teaspoons of sugar. And stop drinking fruit juice. What do you know, the World Health Organisation came out in late last year with the same edict.
The fringes and I have been banging on about toxins and plastics and waste and stuff that just makes the world a lesser place.
But it seems the Powers That Be are starting to catch up to the fringe. The world is moving faster in general. This makes sense. Information gets out faster and everything is more transparent. This is great stuff, when harnessed.
(PS: A fortnight ago I really went to town on the ecological hypocrisies of the wellness industry if you feel like an extra read. And last week I shared a list of eight bits of plastic you can quit right now.)
What do you think of these shifts?
The US bans toxic hand wash
The USFDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently released its decision on banning 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling, 40 years in the making, caps a very lengthy debate over whether these chemicals are