We all know Lush products as being vegan, chemical free and environmentally friendly, but many Lush products contain glitter, which is made of plastic. Polyethelene terephthalate (PET) is a plastic that is known as an endocrine disruptor and is listed as being an ingredient in many Lush products, particularly bath bombs.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the hormone system in animals, including humans. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders, they have also been shown to effect the fertility of an animal or human.
While this may be ok for us, as long as we don't drink our bathwater, it isn't ok for the creatures on the receiving end of our sewage disposal, those that live in the sea.
Tiny particles of plastic, such as used by Lush in their products, are easily ingested by fish and other marine animals and toxins are passed up the food chain back to us.
Recently, there have been many reports of the increasing use of plastics in cosmetics and the film Plastic Tide documents the devastation caused by plastics in our oceans.
Please sign and share this petition but above all, do check your products for plastic particles.
We, the undersigned, respectfully ask Lush to cease the use of plastic glitter in it's products. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is an endocrine disruptor and, as our grey water waste ends up in the sea, can be ingested by marine animals, causing harm to them and ultimately, to the humans or other animals that may eat them.
The problem of plastics in our seas is becoming a large one as more companies use "microbeads" in clensing products.
The use of such particles in your products is not necessary and we will refrain from purchasing Lush items containing PET.
Thank you for your attention.